Monday, August 17, 2009
Protect and serve?
Who can you trust if member's of the President's Bodyguards commit gang-rapes?
Justice was and will be served however.
Buddha Jayanti park gangrape: Four men of President's Bodyguards convicted
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
NEW DELHI: A Delhi trial court on Monday convicted four members of the prestigious resident's Bodyguards (PBG) in the six-year-old Buddha Jayanti Park gangrape case.
Harpreet Singh and Satyender Singh have been found guilty of raping a 17-year-old student of a Delhi University college while two others -- Kuldeep Singh and Manish Kumar -- were convicted for helping them in commission of the offence.
Additional Sessions Judge S K Saravaria said the quantum of sentence will be heard on August 22.
The four convicts have been found guilty under sections 394 (robbery), 366 (kidnapping) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
Harpreet and Satyender have also been convicted for gangrape under Section 376(2)(g) of the IPC.
The victim, 17, who had gone with her boyfriend Ashish to the park near Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 6, 2003, was raped by Harpreet and Satyender while the other two accused Kuldeep and Manish kept a watch.
After the verdict, family members of the accused, who were present in the court, said they were unhappy with the verdict. Family members of the two, who were convicted of lesser charges, were relieved.
They said they' would be waiting for the court to release Kuldeep and Maneesh who had already undergone six years imprisonment.
Nobody from the victim's family was present in court during the trial. The investigating officer of the case told TOI reporter Smriti Singh the victim was untraceable.