New Delhi, India. Feb 3
The Delhi High Court has upheld the life imprisonment awarded to five convicts in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan gangrape case of a 30-year-old woman, a native of Northeast.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and PS Teji dismissed the appeals of five convicts stating that not only was the victim’s testimony sufficient, but her deposition was also corroborated by her friend, who was with her at the time of abduction and her employer.
All the convicts, Usman alias Kale, Shamshad alias Khutkan, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin alias Mobile, are residents of Mewat region in Haryana.
Upholding the conviction of the five, the bench said that the trial court found the woman’s evidence credible and trustworthy and the high court finds no reason to take a different view.
The incident took place when the victim was returning home along with a friend from their office in Gurgaon and had been dropped by an office cab.
The convicts then took her to Mangolpuri in outer Delhi, gang-raped her and left her on an isolated road.
The victim has since returned to her home in Mizoram.
With inputs from ANI