New Delhi, June 10:

A court on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment five convicts on charges of raping a Danish woman here two years ago.

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Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar awarded the punishment to Arjun, Raju alias Chhakka, Mohammad Raja, Mahendra alias Ganja and Raju alias Bajji.

All five were held guilty for committing gang rape, dacoity, kidnapping, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and common intention under the Indian Penal Code.

All the five were present in the courtroom when the verdict was read out.

Along with Shyam Lal, the five robbed and raped the Danish woman at knife point near the New Delhi railway station in January 2014 after she sought directions to her hotel in nearby Paharganj area.

Shyam Lal died in February in Tihar Jail here and proceedings against him was dropped.

Three minors are also facing proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board in the case.

Police said the accused were vagabonds who took the woman to an isolated spot near the Divisional Railway Officers’ Club, snatched her belongings and raped her. (IANS)