Delhi gangrape: Fast-track court records cop’s statement

Mar 19, 2013

New Delhi: A Delhi Police Sub Inspector, who had arrested one of the five adult accused in the 16 December gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here, today deposed in a fast-track court.

Inspector Upender, who had arrested the sixth absconding accused Akshay Singh from Aurangabad in Bihar on 21 December, 2012 has recorded his statement as a prosecution witness in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna trying the case behind closed doors.

Image for representation only. AP

Image for representation only. AP

The Delhi police on 18 December, 2012 had arrested the bus driver Ram Singh, in which the assault took place, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta. The fifth one, who was a juvenile was also arrested later on.

Dr Raj Kumar Chejara, a surgeon from Safdarjung hospital, who had operated upon the victim and had already recorded his statement as a prosecution witness, will be cross-examined by the defence counsel tomorrow.

With the proceedings against the main accused Ram Singh having abated after his death on March 11, the remaining four adult accused Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay and Pawan are facing trial in the case for rape and murder of the girl. The sixth is a juvenile, so he is facing proceedings before the Juvenile
Justice Board.

The girl had died on 29 December, 2012 in a Singapore hospital due to the grievous injuries she suffered when she was brutally assaulted by the six accused.

PTI

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