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Shakti Mills gangrape: HC to hear death sentence petition today

The Bombay High Court on Friday is likely to hear the death sentence confirmation petition of three convicts in the 2013 Shakti Mills gangrape case, CNN-IBN reported.

 Shakti Mills gangrape: HC to hear death sentence petition today

The abandoned Shakti Mills compound in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. Firstpost image

In April, the sessions court had convicted Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Bengali, along with Siraj Khan, for the rape of a photo journalist in August 2013.

Three accused were given death sentence as they had earlier been convicted of raping a telephone operator in the same premises earlier.

The three were held guilty under section 376 (E) of the Indian Penal Code which stipulates a maximum punishment of death penalty, and this is considered a landmark judgement since it is the first conviction under the amended section.

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Updated Date: Dec 05, 2014 15:31:26 IST