Five convicted for robbing, raping Danish tourist

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New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted five men on charges of robbing and raping a Danish woman tourist in 2014.

Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar, holding the five guilty, and set June 9 for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence.

Arjun, Raju alias Chhakka, Mohammad Raja, Mahendra alias Ganja and Raju alias Bajji were held guilty for the offences of gang rape, dacoity, kidnapping, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and common intention of the Indian Penal Code.

Mahendra was also convicted under the Arms Act.

All the five, present in the court room when the judge announced the verdict, had, along with Shyam Lal, robbed and raped 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.

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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.



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