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Delhi rape: Cops register case against English daily

New Delhi: Delhi Police today registered a case against an English daily, for publishing material which could lead to the identification of the 23-year-old gangrape victim who died two days ago.

The case was registered at Vasant Vihar police station under section 228-A (punishment for printing or publishing the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom rape is committed) of the Indian Penal Code.

Representative image. Naresh Sharma/ Firstpost

Sources said the case has been registered against the Editor, Publisher, Printer, two correspondents and concerned photographers.

The offence carries a punishment of up to two years imprisonment besides a fine.

The girl was gangraped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six persons in a moving bus in south Delhi on 16 December. She died in a Singapore hospital.

PTI