A 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally raped and assaulted in a moving bus here in the night of December 16 last year. She died two weeks later in a hospital in Singapore.
On July 5, a juvenile court concluded hearing the case of the youngest accused in the case (he was 17 at the time of the crime), who faces a maximum punishment of three years in a correctional facility if convicted.
The Juvenile Justice Board, thereafter, reserved its order in the case for July 11. It concluded the five-month inquiry against the juvenile who reportedly was the most brutal of all the accused persons.
The board also ended its probe in the case against the juvenile related to Ramadhar, a robbed carpenter who had an encounter with the accused ahead of the gangrape on that night.
The juvenile is a native of Uttar Pradesh and moved to the national capital as an 11-year-old to take up menial jobs. Four other accused, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur, are also being tried in a fast-track court. They have been accused of gangrape, unnatural sex, criminal conspiracy and robbery besides other sections of the IPC.
The other, Ram Singh, was found hanging in Tihar Jail in March under mysterious conditions.