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Mumbai gangrape case: Charges framed against four accused

Mumbai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 October 2013, 01:13 PM

Charges were framed against all the four accused in the gangrape case of a photojournalist, however, they denied the charges, report said on Friday.

The prosecution in the August 22 photojournalist gangrape case on Thursday opened its case against the four accused.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam read out the charges for which the prosecution wants the accused – Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali, Salim Ansari and Siraj Rehman - to be tried.

Arguing before principal judge of the sessions court Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, Nikam described the crime as "horrible, gruesome, merciless sexual assault on two young girls".

He was referring to the gangrape of the photojournalist, as well as earlier gangrape of a telephone-operator in the same premises. Three of the accused were involved in both the cases.

Other than vaginal sex and unnatural offence, three of the accused -- Jadhav, Siraj, Ansari -- also subjected the victim photojournalist to oral sex, as per the prosecution.

In the draft charges, the accused have been charged with criminal conspiracy, gangrape with criminal conspiracy, gangrape with common intention, unnatural offences.

Ansari is additionally charged with showing pornographic video to the victim.

They have been also accused of wrongfully restraining the victim and her male friend and destruction of evidence.

First Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 01:12 PM
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