Delhi gang-rape: Video clip to show that two accused were not in bus

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 15:07 hrs

New Delhi: In the December 16 gang-rape case, a minor was produced as a witness in a Delhi court by the defence on Saturday. The boy produced a video clipping which showed that two of the four adults accused and facing trial were present at the music function on the night of the incident.

A 15-year-old boy, appearing in defence of Vinay Sharma, showed a video recording to Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna pointing out that Vinay and co-accused Pawan Gupta was present in the music function in south Delhi at the time of the incident.

Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan and Rajiv Mohan, however, counter the minor's contention saying he had concocted a false story at the behest of the accused and his family members.

However, the boy rejected the prosecution allegation saying he is not lying as he has taken oath in the name of God and is deposing the correct facts.

"There was no musical programme organised on December 16, 2012 in the evening time in the district park (south Delhi).

The DDA/horticulture department does not allow such programme in the park and no one is allowed to enter the park after 7:00 pm in the evening," the prosecution said.

During the proceedings on Saturday, the police also moved an application seeking summoning of three material witnesses in the case to prove that no activities such as musical events are permitted in the said park as claimed by the accused.

The court has kept the application pending saying it would decide it after defence witnesses' statement is closed.

As per the prosecution, the six persons in the bus were driver Ram Singh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and a juvenile and all of them had raped the girl and assaulted her male friend with an iron rod.

The victim died of her injuries on December 29 last year while undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital.

During the trial, Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail on March 11 and court proceedings against him stand abated.

The sixth accused, a juvenile, faced an inquiry before the juvenile justice board in Delhi.

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