Delhi Police: Danish Woman’s Testimony Nails Accused In Gangrape Case

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The Delhi Police on Wednesday argued in a court that the testimonies of a 52-year-old Danish woman and an eyewitness clearly nail the accused facing trial for allegedly raping the foreigner in 2014. Commencing final arguments in the case, Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava said the scientific and medical evidence collected in the case also prove the guilt of the five adult accused persons. "The foreign national was ravished in India. Her testimony coupled with the depositions of witness who had seen the accused committing the crime and the hotel manager who had seen the woman in an injured condition when she returned there after the incident are enough to convict the offenders," the prosecutor argued before Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar. He said the woman had clearly identified three of the six adult accused in the court while she was not completely sure about others. "She had left India immediately after the incident. We had requested her to undergo medical test but she had refused as she was traumatised. She was medically examined when she reached Denmark and the officers there also saw that she was in a bad condition mentally and physically which showed she was ravished," Mr Shrivastava said. The prosecutor's arguments remained inconclusive and would continue on May 6. According to the prosecution, the nine accused, all vagabonds, had allegedly robbed and gangraped the Danish tourist at knife-point on the night of January 14, 2014, after leading her to a secluded spot close to the Divisional Railway Officers' Club near New Delhi Railway Station. All nine accused were arrested. The five adult accused - Mahendra alias Ganja (26), Mohd Raja (22), Raju (23), Arjun 21), Raju Chakka (22) - are in judicial custody and facing trial. 55-year-old accused Shyam Lal, who was in judicial custody, died in February. Three other accused were juveniles against whom inquiry before the Juvenile Justice Board is in progress.

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