January 4th, 2013

Delhi Police files charge sheet in gangrape case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Thursday filed a 1,000-page charge sheet regarding the 16th December gangrape case in the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Saket here.
It will seek death penalty for the accused during the trial, which is to be conducted in a fast track court on day-to-day basis, police officials said.
Out of the six people arrested in the case, one person has claimed that he is a minor and his case will be tried in Juvenile Justice Board. A separate police report will be sent to the Board after a bone test confirms that he is a minor.
Charges of gangrape, murder, kidnapping, criminal assault and robbery among other sections of the IPC have been pressed against the accused.
The male friend of the victim will be the main witness in the case while a Singapore doctor, who carried out the post-mortem, and the Indian mission official who received her death certificate, would be asked to testify, the police said.
The victim, a 23-year-old paramedical student, was gangraped and brutally assaulted on a moving bus on the night of December 16. She was then stripped and thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend, a software engineer, who was also thrashed, when he tried to save her.

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