Two men have been sentenced to 20-year imprisonment by a Delhi court for raping a woman in 2013, who had come to the national capital in search of a job along with her husband.

Additional Sessions Judge Anurag Sain held Ravi and Digamber guilty of the charges of raping the woman, threatening her and illegally confining her and sentenced them to jail.

The court also directed that a compensation of Rs five lakh be paid to the victim by the Delhi Legal Service Authority after advocate Varsha Ahluwalia submitted that the woman be given appropriate compensation for her rehabilitation.(One Lakh:100,000)

The matter had come to light at that time when the couple narrated their ordeal to an auto-rickshaw driver while on their way to the Anand Vihar railway station.

The driver, who happened to be a member of the Aam Aadmi Party, informed other party members who took the 21-year-old victim and her husband to a police station in north east Delhi and held a protest seeking police action.

An FIR (First Information Report was lodged after this.

According to the prosecution, the woman and her husband, who belong to Bihar state, had gone to Meerut to look for employment.

But when they did not succeed, they came to Delhi and were looking for a room on rent in northeast Delhi in June 2013.

They met the two accused who assured them of arranging a room and took them to their house, where they were illegally confined by them at knife point.

The accused started beating the woman and then raped her. They also threatened them not to disclose the incident to anyone, the prosecution said.

A case was lodged against them at Gokulpuri police station, following which both the men were arrested and have been in judicial custody since then.

During the trial, the two men claimed innocence and said they had been falsely implicated.

Source: NAM News Network