June 6, 2016
Watch out for this guy.
Who the hell would rape a 52-year-old woman?
Oh right: Pakis.
A court has convicted five men of the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi in 2014, a crime which put India’s record on sexual violence back in the spotlight.
The men were found guilty of the rape and robbery of the 52-year-old woman, who was attacked at knifepoint after losing her way as she returned to her hotel in central Delhi.
“I pronounce all the accused guilty. Arguments (on sentencing) to be held on June 9,” Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar told the court in the capital where media and relatives of the accused had gathered.
Three others charged over the attack are being tried separately in the juvenile justice system, and a ninth adult accused died before the end of the trial.
Under new tougher laws the minimum punishment for gang rape is imprisonment for 20 years along with a fine, while the maximum sentence is life.
The Danish woman, travelling alone and in Delhi after visiting the Taj Mahal, had approached a group of men for directions as she returned to an area popular with backpackers, reports at the time said.
The assault in January 2014 was the latest in a series of sex attacks on foreigners in India which reignited concerns about women’s safety in the country.