New Delhi, April 1 :
A court here has sentenced a man to 30 years in jail for repeatedly raping a woman by confining her for nine months.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat, in a recently delivered order, held Uttar Pradesh resident Shiva guilty of gang rape, rape and wrongfully confining the 30-year-old woman.
The court said “the crime committed by the convict was intensely grave, odious and serious in nature” and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs.55,000.
It said the prosecution also established that the man used to beat up the woman regularly and threatened her not to disclose the incidents of forcible sexual intercourse to anyone else.
Shiva will first undergo a jail term of 10 years for rape, criminal intimidation, wrongful confinement and causing hurt, and thereafter the sentence of 20 years rigorous imprisonment for gang rape will begin.
According to the prosecution, the woman and Shiva knew each other. On June 15, 2012, she and her husband and children were travelling in a train from Kanpur to Rae Bareli.
The woman went to the toilet and found the convict there. He made her unconscious and took her to a room in Delhi where he raped her for nine months and also did not allow her to go anywhere.
On March 22, 2013, Shiva brought two associates to the room who gang-raped her.
The other two associates are on the run.