NEW DELHI

Sentenced for raping victim of rape

NEW DELHI: A young man who raped a woman he went ``to rescue'' after being kidnapped and sexually assaulted by two persons has been sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment by a city court. ``The offence committed by the convict is heinous, the convict exploited the circumstances of the victim and instead of protecting her, himself indulged in committing rape on her'' Additional Sessions Judge S. P. Garg said while awarding the punishment to Jitender.

Two persons who had earlier allegedly raped her are absconding. The victim was on her way to her sister's house in Sonia Vihar on December 9, 2001 when two persons forcibly took her away at gun-point to Yamuna Khader forest department building and raped her. The convict, who reached the spot after hearing the victim's shrieks, assured her all help and then comitted rape on her. -PTI

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