Among the charges the juvenile is facing are gang rape, murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences, attempt to murder, dacoity, destruction of evidence and conspiracy. During the inquiry, the board recorded the statements of six prosecution witnesses including the victim's male friend and also the carpenter, who was robbed in the bus on the fateful night.
The juvenile's lawyer told the court that there was no medical evidence against him to connect him with the charges and no fingerprints could be detected in the bus to show his complicity.
The juvenile in his statement recorded by the board during the inquiry claimed innocence and refuted the police version in the charge sheet of him being the "most brutal" of all the accused.
He had claimed he was himself victimised by his employer and prime accused Ram Singh, who, he said, did not pay him for his work.