NEW DELHI, Oct 14 � Four years after the infamous Dhaula Kuan rape case, a city court today held five persons guilty in the 2010 abduction and gang-rape case. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat had last week deferred the verdict.
The five accused included Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin. All of them have been convicted for the abduction and gang-rape of a 30-year-old call centre executive hailing from Mizoram. While all were held guilty by the court, the quantum of punishment would be delivered on Friday.
According to police, the five men abducted the woman on November 24, 2010, while she was walking home with a friend after her shift ended. The abductors took her to Mugholpuri, gang-raped her and left her on an isolated road there.
The court had reserved the verdict after the counsel for one of the accused, Usman, on September 22, claimed that blood sample collected from the victim was planted on his trousers to ensure matching of DNA samples.
Responding to Usman�s plea, the public prosecutor had said the exhibits were sent for forensic test on November 26, 2010, much before the accused was arrested on December 2, 2010, and reiterated the argument that there was no tampering with the evidence.
The case came to be known as the Dhaula Kuan rape case.
The girl has since shifted back to Mizoram.