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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 29, 2012
Delhi Police on Saturday invoked murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital and decided to file the charge sheet in court on January 3.

One of the six accused in December 16 gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student was remanded in judicial custody for 12 days by a Delhi court.

Anatomy of the gangrape accused:

Ram Singh, 33 (deceased)
Bus driver for two schools in Delhi and Noida each

Marital Status: Single

Role: Main accused.

A local bully in south Delhi's Ravi Das slum cluster, he was drunk at the time of the incident and triggered the altercation which snowballed into the horror

Details: Was tracked using CCTV footage of the bus Status: Arrested, claims to have 'remorse', sent to 14- day judicial custody.

Mukesh Singh, 31

Marital Status: Single

Role: Was driving the bus. He is the younger brother of Ram Singh. He assaulted the girl and later attempted to destroy evidence

Details: Was among the only remaining family member that Ram Singh had left at the slum cluster

Status: Arrested, in judicial custody.


Pawan Gupta, 18
Fruit vendor

Marital Status: Single

Role: He assaulted the victim's friend. He also helped in throwing the couple off the vehicle.

Details: Lived in Ravi Das camp with his family. He quit studies after Class 9. His mother maintains that he was not friends with the other accused.

Status: Arrested, expressed 'remorse' for assault, says did not rape the girl.

Vijay Sharma, 20
Assistant trainer in a gym

Marital Status: Single

Role: He brutally assaulted the girl's friend before sexually assaulting her. Had held him down as others beat him with iron rod.

Details: Was nabbed from his house in Ravi Das camp a day after the incident.

Status: Arrested, admitted to his involvement and sought capital punishment.

A juvenile
Name withheld. Cleaner-cum-helper

Role: Among the three persons who most demonically assaulted the girl. He solicited the couple on to the bus. He sexually assaulted her and kept brutalising her even after she lost consciousness.

Details: A runaway from a broken home, he was nabbed from Anand Vihar ISBT Status: Produced at Juvenile Justice Board.

Akshay Kr Singh, 20
Helper on Ram Singh's bus

Marital Status: Married, with two children

Role: Cooked food for Ram Singh's alcohol-fuelled 'party' on the fateful afternoon. Was the second man to have sexually assaulted the victim.

Details: Police nabbed him from his native village in Bihar's Aurangabad

Status: Arrested.