Two ex-President Bodyguards get life term in Budha Jayanti Park gang rape case

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New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): A Delhi court on Friday sentenced two former members of the President's Bodyguard to life imprisonment in connection with the 2003 Budha Jayanti Park rape case.

The court also sentenced two other convicts to ten years each in prison.

On August 17, 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 the various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Of four convicts, Satender and Harpeet who were convicted of gang rape, abduction and robbery will get life imprisonment, while Kuldeep and Manish, who were convicted for abduction, robbery and common intention, have been sentenced for ten years of imprisonment.

The court acquitted Kuldeep and Manish, of the charges of gang rape.

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

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

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

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