A 26-year-old man, accused of gang rape, has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in New Delhi.
"The prosecution has established it beyond reasonable doubt that accused Vishnu had commited rape upon the prosecutor along with his juvenile accomplice," Additional Sessions Judge Dinesh Dayal said in an order on Tuesday.
Relying on the testimonies of 19 prosecution witnesses, including the 17-year-old victim, whose deposition was found to be "trustworthy and credible," the court sentenced the convict under Section 376 (2)(g) (gang rape) of the IPC.
The trial against Vishnu's accomplice, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, is running before the Juvenile Justice Board in New Delhi.
As per the prosecution, the victim was gang raped by the duo on October 25, 2003 at a lonely place in Sonia Vihar in East Delhi here.
An FIR was lodged against the accused by the victim's mother with Anand Vihar Police Station a day after the incident alleging rape and criminal intimidation by the duo.