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Uber rape case: Court likely to pronounce sentence today

The Uber cab driver, who was held guilty of raping a woman passenger in his taxi and trying to strangulate her while committing the act last year, is likely to be sentenced on Tuesday by a Delhi court.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja, who had convicted 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, is scheduled to hear arguments on quantum of sentence and pronounce the order on Tuesday. The court had on October 20 held Yadav guilty of offences under Sections 376(2)(m)(while committing rape causes grievous bodily harm or disfigures or endangers life of a woman), 366 (abducting with an intent to compel her for marriage), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (causing hurt) of the IPC.

The offence of endangering woman’s life while raping her entails a minimum of 10 years rigorous imprisonment and a maximum of life term.

Accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on December 7, 2014 from Mathura and is currently in judicial custody.
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