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Delhi rape: Singapore doctors to depose

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 07:13 hrs
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New Delhi: Three doctors of Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where the 23-year-old gang-raped victim of Delhi was treated and where she succumbed to her injuries, are expected to depose before the court hearing on Monday, said reports.

The doctors are likely to depose through video-conferencing.

The doctor who prepared the 23-year-old victim's autopsy report will also depose. After testifying before the court of law, they will also be cross-examined by the defence lawyers.



Earlier, two doctors from AIIMS and two officials from Indian Bank and Axis Bank have testified before the court of law on behalf of prosecution and were also cross examined by the defence lawyers.

The prosecution had called the 23-year-old victim's software engineer friend to testify in court. He was accompanying the victim on the night the attack took place.

The friend was also cross-examined by the defence lawyers in court.

The fast-track trial is being held in-camera, which refrains the media from reporting the day-to-day proceedings in detail.

The Delhi Police had filed a supplementary chargesheet in the case. It included the victim's autopsy report from the Singapore hospital where she died on December 29.

Before her death, the victim had recorded her statement. That would be crucial evidence in the case.

The five suspects had pleaded not guilty to the charges read out to them. They could face death penalty, if convicted.

The sixth accused, a juvenile, is being tried by juvenile justice board. He faces a maximum punishment of three years in a reform facility.

The police said he was the most brutal among the assaulters.

The girl's death sparked national outrage and protests on the lack of security for women in India.


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