This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 11 July, 2020
Advertisement

Five men formally charged in New Delhi gang-rape

The men face at least seven charges, including murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery and attempting to destroy evidence.

INDIAN POLICE HAVE formally charged five men with murder, kidnapping and rape following the fatal gang-rape of a young woman that appalled the nation.

“We have filed the charge sheet against the five accused,” an investigating police officer told a magistrate hearing the case in the Saket court complex in New Delhi.

The five suspects aged between 35 and 19, who would face the death penalty if convicted, were not present in the small courtroom when the media were allowed in to listen to part of the proceedings.

The men face at least seven charges, including murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery and attempting to destroy evidence. The next hearing in the case was set for January 5.

Violated

A sixth suspect who is believed to be a minor aged 17 was not charged in the Saket court today. Detectives are awaiting the results of a bone test to verify his age and determine whether he can be tried in an adult court.

The next hearing has been set for Saturday. The trial has been fast-tracked to avoid the delays typical of India’s dysfunctional justice system.

The victim, a medical student from north India, was repeatedly raped and violated with an iron bar on a moving bus on December 16 as she returned from a cinema where she had watched a film with her boyfriend.

The 23-year-old victim in the gang-rape case, who died at the weekend from her horrific injuries, gave a statement to police immediately after the attack.

Her boyfriend, who was with her at the time and was also attacked, has also given an account.

- © AFP, 2013

Read: Father of Delhi gang-rape victim remembers “determined” daughter >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

AFP

Read next:

COMMENTS (26)