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’05 Dhaula Kuan rape verdict: Guilty

delhi Updated: Dec 09, 2009 01:50 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times
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A Delhi court on Tuesday convicted the lone accused in a 2005 gangrape case, in which a Delhi University student was raped six times by four persons in a moving car.

Ajit Singh Katiyar, a driver with a Noida-based call centre, was arrested five days after the incident. The three others involved — known only as Danda, Jat and Tappe — were never traced.

The court will pronounce sentence on December 10.

The case, which caused a sensation when it occurred, concerns a 20-year-old woman from Mizoram who, along with a friend, was walking back home around 2.15 am on May 8, 2005, after buying food from a roadside eatery near south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan.

She was suddenly grabbed and pulled into a passing Santro car. She was raped at gunpoint while being driven around the city for two hours, before being finally dumped near Moti Bagh.

Katiyar’s counsel Manoj Sharma said he would appeal against the verdict.

The court rapped the police for failing to arrest the others and for not being able to trace the car, and gun used to threaten the victim.