New Delhi: A court here Wednesday awarded death penalty to three men convicted in the rape-murder of a 19-year-old woman in 2012.
The court Feb 13 convicted Ravi Kumar, Rahul and Vinod on various charges dealing with kidnapping, rape and murder.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat awarded death sentence to the three men, observing that the case falls under the category of “rarest of rare”.
The prosecution told the court that the victim was only 19 years old when the crime took place.
Arguing on the quantum of sentence, the prosecution said the convicts committed a barbaric act as they first kidnapped the woman, raped her and then killed her. They then dumped her body in a field in Rodhai village in Haryana’s Rewari district.
The prosecution said the woman was kidnapped by the three men in a car from near her house in Qutub Vihar area on the night of Feb 9, 2012, while she was returning from her office.
The prosecution said there were multiple injuries on the woman’s head and other parts of her body.
Police said the three men had assaulted the woman with a car jack and an earthen pot.
Ravi Kumar committed the crime with the help of the other two convicts as he was outraged over the woman’s refusal to his friendship proposal, police said.