Delhi Court convicted 5 people in Danish woman gangrape case


New Delhi: A Delhi court convicted five persons guilty in the case of 52 year old Danish woman who was allegedly gangraped by nine people, including three juveniles in 2014. After pronouncing the order, Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar fixed June 9 for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence in the case.

The judge convicted them for the offences under sections 376 (D) (gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 366 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.

Arjun, Raju alias Chhakka, Mohammad Raja, Mahendra alias Ganja, Raju alias Bajji and Shyam Lal were accused of robbing and raping the Danish woman at knife point near the New Delhi railway station in January 2014 after she sought directions to her hotel in Paharganj area.

Shyam Lal died in February in the Tihar Jail here and proceedings against him were quashed.

Three minors are facing proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board in the case.

Police said the accused were vagabonds who took the woman to an isolated spot near the Divisional Railway Officers' Club, snatched her belongings and raped her.