Delhi rape: Accused sent to judicial custody

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 13:28 hrs

A Delhi court on Saturday remanded one of the six accused in the Delhi gangrape case to 12-day judicial custody.

Akshay Singh alias Thakur was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma after the end of his one-day police custody.

He was the last person who was arrested in connection to the case on Dec 21.

The victim´s male friend had identified Akshay as one of the people involved in the crime as he underwent test identification parade (TIP) on Dec 26, reports said.

Ram Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma are the other accused arrested in connection to the case.

Akshay was remanded in police custody for a day on Friday in order to recover remaining case property and clothes that the accused were wearing on Dec 16 night while allegedly gangraping the 23-year-old victim.

The investigating officer in the case told the court that the clothes, victim´s mobile phone and others valuables have been seized.

The police did not seek Akshay´s further remand on Saturday.

The police said the proceedings relating to the sixth accused are being undertaken separately before the Juvenile Justice Board as he is a minor.

Meanwhile, the Delhi girl, whose brutal gang-rape on a moving bus on Dec 16 triggered nationwide protests, died in a hospital in Singapore early on Saturday (Indian time 2-15 am) after her vital organs failed.

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