Mumbai, Mar.21 ANI | 8 months ago

A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced four convicts to life imprisonment for raping a photo-journalist and a telephone operator in the deserted Shakti Mills compound.

On Thursday, the court had held five men guilty in two cases of gang rape. The court convicted the five men for gang rape, conspiracy and offences under the Information Technology Act.

The first case pertains to the gang rape of a 22-year-old photo-journalist who had gone to the deserted Shakti Mills compound with a male colleague on an assignment on August 22, 2013.

The other case is of an 18-year-old telephone operator who was gang raped by five persons, including three of the accused in the first case at the same premises on July 31, 2013.

A total of seven persons, including two minors, were arrested in both the cases in which three of them are common. Two minors, one in each case, are being tried by the Juvenile Justice Board separately.

(Posted on 22-03-2014)

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