New Delhi, Jan 2: The sixth accused in the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student has claimed that he is a minor. In order to verify his claims a bone marrow test would be conducted on the sixth accused, to find out whether he is a minor or not on Wednesday, Jan 2, said police sources.
Moreover, Delhi Police is all set to submit its chargesheet in the gang-rape case before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
Sources said that the prosecution during the trial in a fast-track court in Saket - where the hearing in the case would begin on Thursday - would demand death penalty for the five accused. The sixth accused would be produced before a juvenile justice board once it was proved that he was a minor and could be sent to a children's home for a maximum of three years in connection with the ghastly incident.
Earlier Delhi police stated what the accused had tried to cover up their heinous crime. According to police sources, the main accused Ram Singh had made a master plan to escape from facing any legal actions. The cops stated that after throwing the victim out of the moving bus, the accused had tried to crush her under the bus.
An official of the investigating team led by Inspector Anil Sharma was quoted as saying, "Initially, he denied everything. But when he began to open up, he chose to divulge each detail, with no repentance." Such brutality does not affect him. He tried to destroy evidence by washing the bus with confidence and told his accomplices to not worry and lie low for some time. He stayed calm when he went and parked the bus in RK Puram and then took it back to the owner in Noida. The confidence he shows is not of a novice definitely," added the police official.
According to sources, Ram Singh along with his other accomplices had stripped the victim and his friend just to remove blood strains and trace of incriminating semen. The six accused also had snatched three mobiles from the victim and his friend and switched it off.
The investigating team later had recovered the mobiles and cloths from the accused. The cops also informed how the accused were instructed to get back to their works on the very next day. Later, when Ram Singh noticed that their crime was in news, he stopped plying the bus and took it to Rohilla Khurd near Sector 62, Noida and washed it thoroughly to remove bloodstains.
Police had taken help from Ram Singh's employer Dinesh Yadav who called the accused and instructed him to drive the bus back. A police official said, "Police had asked Yadav to ensure Ram Singh came back with the bus. He was tricked into coming to RK Puram, where we arrested him."
Ram Singh along with other five men had raped a 23-year-old medical student who first battled for her life in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi and later was shifted to Singapore for better treatment. Her friend, who too was beaten brutally and was thrown out of the bus along with the girl, identified the culprits in Tihar jail on Dec 20.
Several protests have been held at different parts of the country demanding justice for the victim. Protesters demanded capital punishment for the culprits.