Delhi Gang Rape Case: Hearing to begin from January 5

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 15:30 hrs

The Delhi Police has filed a 1,000-page chargesheet in the Delhi gang-rape case in the Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in Saket on Thursday, which was deferred until January 5 for further hearing in a special fast-track court.

"At the end of the today's proceeding the learned duty magistrate had taken the chargesheet on record and adjourned the case for January 5 for consideration. A concerned regular magistrate would conduct the case on that day," said Dharmendra Kumar Mishra, a lawyer at Saket Court.

"Police had filed chargesheet before the concerned today's duty magistrate and the duty magistrate has taken the chargesheet on record. The police also requested the court to keep the identity of the victim secret," added Mishra.

A senior police official had earlier hinted that the chargesheet is expected to be filed against five of the six accused in the December 16 brutal gang-rape and assault case of the girl, who died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.

The sixth person apprehended in the case 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 gang rape, murder, kidnapping, criminal assault and robbery among other sections of IPC have been pressed against the accused.

The prosecution during the trial is expected to demand death penalty for the five accused in connection with ghastly incident, which stirred the conscience of the nation.

The sequence of events, the treatment, shifting of the patient to a Singapore hospital as well as her death, have all been mentioned along with statements of 30 witnesses in the chargesheet. (ANI)

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