A city court awarded life imprisonment to two members of the President’s Bodyguard in the sensational 2003 Buddha Park gang rape case.
Assistant Sessions Judge SK Sarvaria awarded life imprisonment to Harpreet Singh and Satender Singh for raping a 17-year-old student of a Delhi University college, 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 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.