Gang-rape case: Supreme Court dismisses plea on shifting trial out of Delhi

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 08:30 hrs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition to transfer December 16, 2012 gang-rape case to a place outside Delhi.

One of the six accused, Mukesh Kumar, had sought the shifting of the case outside Delhi, as he apprehended he would not get free and fair trial in the city.

Mukesh, who has been charged with murder, gangrape and unnatural offences, had earlier submitted in his petition that in view of the regular agitation, police and judicial officials are allegedly under pressure to pass orders according to the demands of the agitators.

He referred to protests that were held at Jantar Mantar where students and activists are calling for swift justice and tougher anti-rape laws.

The victim, a physiotherapy student, was brutally raped and assaulted in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012. She died of her injuries on December 29, 2012 in the multi-specialty Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

Her male friend, who was accompanying her that day, was also assaulted by the accused and both of them were thrown out of the bus. (ANI)

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