Death penalty for 3 in Shakti Mills rape cases

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Mumbai: For the first time, an Indian court sentenced to death three people, convicted of repeat offences of gang-rape – of a telephone operator and a photojournalist in the Shakti Mills Complex here last year. A Mumbai court ordered the death sentence for the trio — Vijay Jadhav (18), Qasim Hafiz Sheikh, alias Qasim Bengali (20) and Salim Ansari (27) — in the gang-rape of a photojournalist, said Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.The three convicts have already been sentenced to life imprisonment till death in the July 31, 2013 gang rape of an 18-year-old call centre employee.