Two of President's Bodyguard get life for 2003 rape


Assistant Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria awarded life imprisonment to Harpreet Singh and Satender Singh for raping a 17-year-old student of a Delhi University college, while two other members, Kuldeep Singh and Manish Kumar, were given 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment each.

The four have been found guilty under sections 394 (robbery), 366 (kidnapping)  and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Harpreet and Satender have also been convicted for gangrape under section 376 (2G) of the IPC.

The victim, who had gone with her friend to the park near Rashtrapati Bhavan on Oct 6, 2003, was raped by Harpreet and Satender while the other two Kuldeep and Manish kept watch.

The prosecution examined 25 witnesses to establish the rape charge.

The four first roughed up the girl’s friend and then took her to a secluded place inside the park where they raped her, the prosecution had maintained.

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