The verdict on Ashiana gang rape case of Lucknow likely to come today

Published on: 13 April 2016 4:56 AM GMT
The verdict on Ashiana gang rape case of Lucknow likely to come today

Lucknow: The verdict in the 11-year-old infamous Ashiana Gangrape case of Lucknow is likely to be announced on Wednesday.

Earlier, the verdict was to come on February 9 but it could not come as petition related to main accused Gaurav Shukla was pending in the High Court.

  • The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on March 18 last rejected the review petition of Gaurav Shukla.
  • Judge Anil Kumar Shukla is hearing in the case.
  • Gaurav had sought time to take the case to Supreme Court.
  • Justice Sudhir Kumar Saxena while hearing the case said that verdict cannot be delayed in the view of filing a special litigation petition (SLP) in court.

The case so far:

  • The HC had directed concerned officials to complete trial within three months.
  • Gaurav Shukla raped the minor girl in May 2005 in Ashiana area of Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh.
  • He was declared an adult during the time of committing crime by the court in March 2015.

Also Read: Court reserves verdict in Ashiana gang rape case of Lucknow

Victim’s ordeal:

  • The girl was abducted on May 2, 2005 by four youth in Ashiyana locality.
  • They also beat her and burned her with cigarette butts.
  • She was gang raped by a group of six in a moving car.
  • She was repeatedly raped at a farm house of one of the accused.
  • They even threatened the girl of dire consequences.
  • She was dropped by them at a secluded street in night.
  • She reached her home with the help of a passer by.
  • Two accused Aman Bakshi and Bhartendu Mishra – were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2007.
  • Other accused, Saurabh Jain and Asif Siddiqui, died in a road accident while Faizan was awarded life term in January, 2013.
  • The sentence against Gaurav is pending in the trial court.

Also Read: HC rejects review petition of Ashiana rape accused Gaurav

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