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Mumbai, April 4: A court here Friday sentenced three people to death for gang raping a photo-journalist in a repeat offence in the Shakti Mills complex here last August.

Vijay Jadhav (18), Qasim Hafiz Sheikh, alias Qasim Bengali (20), and Salim Ansari (27) were Thursday also convicted for gang raping a call centre employee in the same premises barely three weeks earlier on July 31 last year.

Principal Sessions Judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi delivered the much-awaited judgment in the case, sentencing the three to death penalty for repeated offences of gang rape – committed July 31 and Aug 22, 2013, said Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.