Delhi case: Murder, gangrape charges against five

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NEW DELHI, Jan 3: The Delhi Police on Thursday filed a 1,000-page chargesheet in the brutal Delhi gang-rape case in the Metropolitan Magistrate Surya Malik Grover's Court in Saket.

The five accused, Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh and their accomplices Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur have been charge sheeted for the offences of murder, gangrape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences, dacoity, hurting in committing robbery, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy and common intention under the Indian Penal Code.The sixth accused, who is thought to be a juvenile, will be charged separately. His bone density are being analyzed now to ascertain if the sixth accused is a juvenile or an adult.

Delhi case chargesheet filed

According to reports, the chargesheet says that DNA reports have confirmed that all the six accused were involved in the horrific crime in which the 23-year-old girl lost her life.

Chaos prevailed in Saket courtroom as the rape cum murder accused were moved from one room to the other with media chasing the police personnel.

The police filed the chargesheet in paper format and have requested the court to keep it sealed till it files the chargesheet in e-format on January 5 when the next hearing is scheduled. Later, the case would be transferred to the fast-track court in the same court complex, which was inaugurated last evening by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir. The gang rape and murder of the physiotherapy student will be the first case to be heard in this court.

The trial will be held in-camera on a day-to-day basis and public won't be allowed into the court room during the trial and the prosecution is expected to demand death penalty for the five accused.

The male friend of the victim will be the main witness in the case while the Singapore doctor, who carried out the post-mortem, and the Indian mission official who received her death certificate, would be asked to testify, they said.

The victim was gang-raped in a moving bus, brutally assaulted, stripped and then thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend. The girl and her friend were returning from a mall after watching ‘Life of Pi' film and had boarded the bus at Munirka for Dwarka.

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