HC up­holds life term of con­victs

The Hindu - - NATION - Staff Re­porter

The Delhi High Court on Mon­day up­held a 2016 trial court ver­dict of life im­pris­on­ment for five con­victs in the case of gang-rape of a Dan­ish woman in the cap­i­tal in Jan­uary 2014.

A Bench of Jus­tices S. Mu­ralid­har and I.S. Mehta dis­missed the ap­peals moved by the con­victs. It said the tes­ti­mony of the vic­tim and the DNA re­port nailed the guilt of the con­victs. The Bench, how­ever, pulled up the the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer for not pre­par­ing a proper site-plan of the place of the crime. It noted that this ex­er­cise was “very im­por­tant” as it is very rare that there are wit­nesses to such crimes other than the vic­tim.

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