Delhi court convicts four ex President Bodyguards for Budha Jayanti Park gang rape

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New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): A Delhi court on Monday convicted four members of the President's Bodyguard for the Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case.

Hearing the case, at the Patiala House Court, Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Sarvaria held Harpreet Singh, Satyender Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Manish Kumar of the elite President's Bodyguard guilty of gang rape, kidnapping and robbery under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The court said the quantum of punishment would be delivered on August 22.

Of the four convicts, Satender and Harpeet have been convicted of gang rape, abduction and robbery. Though the court acquitted Kuldeep and Manish, of charges of gang rape, they were convicted them for abduction, robbery and common intention.

The victim, a 17-year-old student of the Delhi University, had gone with her friend to the park - which is situated near Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 6, 2003.

The prosecution alleged that Harpreet and Satender raped her while the other two accused, Kuldeep and Manish, kept guard.

The four first roughed up the victim's friend and then took her to a secluded place inside the park before raping her, the prosecution alleged.

The incident shocked the national capital six years ago. (ANI)

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