A Mumbai sessions court on Friday sentenced the three repeat offenders in the two Shakti Mills gang-rape cases to death under the provision of section 376E under the Indian Penal Code that carries the maximum of death penalty.

Kasim Bangali, Ashfaque Shaikh and Vijay Jadhav, accused in Shakti Mill rape case, are being taken to the session court from Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. (HT photo/Vijayanand Gupta)
It is the first time in the country that rape convicts have been sentenced to death under this section that was brought in by the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Act in 2013 after the brutal Delhi gang-rape case.

The fourth convict Siraj Rehman Khan, 24, who was involved in the photojournalist gang-rape case was sentenced to imprisonment for the rest of his natural life.

Published by The Hindustan Daily, In Mumbai. Live Urdu News publisher from Mumbai.

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