New Delhi, Oct 20 :
A Delhi court Monday awarded life imprisonment to five men who have been found guilty in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang rape of a call centre executive.
They were 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 quantum of punishment was announced Monday.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat awarded the life imprisonment to the five convicts – Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin.
The court has also slapped a fine of Rs.50,000 each against the convicts.
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 region of Haryana.
After the incident, Delhi Police ordered all BPOs in Delhi and the National Capital Region to drop women employees at the door-step of their homes after their shift ends.