Shakti Mills gangrapes: All four accused sentenced life imprisonment
All the four accused in Shakti mills compound gangrape case of telephone operator are sentenced to life imprisonment by Mumbai Sessions Court today
Mumbai: All the four accused in Shakti mills compound gangrape case of telephone operator are sentenced to life imprisonment by Mumbai Sessions Court today. The court adjourned sentencing accused of photjournalist’s gangrape case till 24th March.
The court had convicted the five men for gangrape, criminal conspiracy, common intention, unnatural sex, criminal intimidation, wrongful restraint, assault, destruction of evidence under IPC and other relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.
A total of seven persons including two minors, were arrested in connection with the two gangrapes involving a telephone operator and a photojournalist in July-August 2013. Three of the accused are common to both the cases.
Principal sessions court judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi convicted Vijay Jadhav, 19, Mohammad Qasim Hafiz Shaikh alias Kasim Bengali, 21 and Mohammad Ansari, 28, in both the cases. while Siraj Khan was found guilty in the photojournalist gangrape case (on August 22) and Mohammad Ashfaque Shaikh, in the telephone operator gangrape case at the same compound on July 31 last year.
Two minors, one in each case, are being tried by the Juvenile Justice Board separately.
Over seven months after the gangrape of two women including a photojournalist in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound