Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat convicted the five accused, all natives of Haryana, for kidnapping, gang-rape and criminal intimidation relying on the testimony of the victim, medical evidence including the DNA report.
“The scrutiny of evidence lead by the parties inevitably demonstrates that the prosecution has succeeded in proving charges under Sections 365/34 IPC (kidnapping and common intention), 376 (2) (g) (gang-rape) and 506/34 (criminal intimidation) against all the five accused,” the court said in a 131-page judgement
The case had forced the Delhi Police to issue an order to all BPOs in Delhi and NCR to drop women employees home safely and provide them security during night.
Usman alias Kale, Shamshad alias Khutkan, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin alias Mobile, all aged between 24 and 29 years, were cattle thieves from Haryana’s Mewat region. The court will hear the argument on awarding sentence on October 17.
During the nearly four-year-long trial, a total of 67 witnesses were examined.
Public Prosecutor Satvinder Kaur said the court relied on scientific and medical evidence to reach its conclusion.
One of the convicted Usman had told the police that he and other accused had come to Delhi to lift cows. On the night of the incident, they consumed liquor after which they felt the desire to satisfy their lust.
Usman said when they reached Moti Bagh, they saw a BPO cab with women staffers. The five began stalking the victim and her colleague who were dropped by their office cab behind the Moti Bagh Gurdwara at 1:10 a.m. When Kamru, Shamshad and Shahid tried to pull the girls inside, the victim’s friend managed to break loose and run towards the residential area. However, Kamru pointed a revolver at the victim and forced her inside the vehicle.
The five men then took turns to rape the victim till 2:25 a.m., after which she was abandoned at Mangolpuri.