Uber Rape: Convict Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Published: 03rd November 2015 04:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2015 07:27 PM   |  A+A-


Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav convicted by Delhi court of raping a 25-year-old woman in his taxi being taken by police in New Delhi on October 20. | PTI


NEW DELHI: Uber rape case convict Shiv Kumar Yadav was sentenced to life imprisonment till death by a Delhi Court on Tuesday.

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Taking to reporters, Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastav told reporters outside the Tis Hazari Court: “We requested the Court to give him maximum punishment to send a strong message to the society.”

“The convict was awarded life imprisonment till his natural life under section 376 (2A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC); one year of imprisonment and Rs 1,000 fine under section 323 of the IPC; 10 years of jail and Rs 5,000 fine under section 366 of the IPC; and seven years of imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine under section 506 of the IPC,” said Srivastav, while elaborating upon the quantum of punishment awarded to Yadav.

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