New Delhi: Dhaula Kuan gang rape case sentencing set for Oct 20.
The men have been found guilty of abducting and gang raping a 30-year-old call centre executive in Delhi. On Oct 14, the court convicted them in the case.
The order came after hearing the quantum of sentence in which the prosecution has demanded maximum punishment for the convicts citing their criminal background.
The prosecution has also requested the court to issue directions for giving compensation to the victim by the accused. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat fixed Oct 20 for delivering the punishment.
The defence counsel has pleaded for leniency saying the convicts are young and already faced mental agony of four years during the trial.
Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin were convicted on charges dealing with abduction and gang rape.
On Nov 24, 2010, the five men abducted the woman, who hailed from the northeast. She was walking home with a friend after her shift ended, according to police.
The abductors took her to Mangolpuri, gang raped her, and left her on an isolated road there. The men were later arrested from Mewat in Haryana.
After the incident, Delhi Police ordered all BPOs in Delhi and the National Capital Region to drop women employees at their homes after their shift ends.