NEW DELHI, Jan 3 – Eighteen days after the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, Delhi Police today filed its charge sheet in a court here against five men arrested in the case, slapping on them murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges, reports PTI. The victim, who was gangraped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in the capital died on December 29 in a Singapore hospital.
The five accused, Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh and their accomplices Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur have been charge sheeted for the offences of murder, gangrape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences, dacoity, hurting in committing robbery, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy and common intention under the Indian Penal Code.
The sixth accused is a juvenile and proceedings against him will be conducted by the Juvenile Justice Board.
In the 33-page charge sheet, the role of the juvenile offender is also elaborated. The police filed the charge sheet along with bulky documents, with many in sealed covers, in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Surya Malik Grover who posted it for consideration on January 5.