HC upholds life term of convicts
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.