A local court has sentenced two men to 10 years rigorous imprisonment each for raping a woman, who worked in the cleaning company run by one of them, four years back.
Sessions Judge SS Joshi last week sentenced Llewellyn Netto and his friend Shivcharan Singh and imposed a fine of Rs 7,000 each, for raping the mother of two.
The victim was working as a maid-servant at the firm and stated Netto had threatened her saying she would lose her job if she complained against him. She, however, decided to testify against him after learning that he had been harassing other women working at the same workplace.
The sole breadwinner of her family, the victim said Netto took her to Singh's Kanjur Marg residence in north-central Mumbai on October 21, 2002, where they raped her.
Public Prosecutor Usha Kiran Makasare examined 12 witnesses during the trial, including doctors, police and witnesses who supported the prosecution's claim.
However, the clinching evidence proved to be the victim's testimony.