This Article is From Jul 15, 2014

Shakti Mills Gang-Rapes: Two Juveniles Convicted, Sent To Correction School

The Shakti Mills Compound in Mumbai where two women were gang-raped last year

Mumbai: Two minors have been convicted for the gang-rapes of a photojournalist and telephone operator in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound in Mumbai last year.

They have been directed to be sent to a borstal school in Nashik for three years "to learn good behavior," Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the Press Trust of India.

In April this year, three men were found guilty of gang-raping the two women and were sentenced to death by a court.

The men were convicted under a new legal provision that punishes repeat offenders in rape cases with a life term or death sentence.

The 23-year-old photographer was on assignment at the mill when five men tied up her colleague and took turns to assault her, holding a broken bottle to her head.

The phone operator reported the assault after learning of the photographer's ordeal. She revealed that the same men had raped her nearly a month before, on July 31.