Four get life sentence in Shakti Mills gang-rape case

Four get life sentence in Shakti Mills gang-rape case

36Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) A Mumbai court Friday awarded life sentence to four of the five accused in the gang-rape of a 19-year-old call centre employee July 31, 2013 in the Shakti Mills Complex here.

The accused were found guilty by Principal Sessions Judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi Thursday in one of the two gang-rape cases committed in the same premises. The quantum of punishment was pronounced in a packed courtroom Friday.

The quantum of sentence in the Aug 22 gang-rape case of a photo-journalist will be announced later as the prosecution has sought severe punishment for the three who are guilty in both the cases.

The matter has been adjourned till March 24.

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