Police file chargesheet against five accused 18 days after horrific Delhi gangrape
The Delhi Police today formally charged five men with murder, kidnapping and rape following the fatal gang-rape of a young woman that appalled the nation. The five accused, who could face the death penalty if convicted, were not present in the court. 2-day police custody for bus owner
Eighteen days after the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, Delhi Police on Thursday filed its charge sheet in a court here against five men arrested in the case, slapping on them murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges.
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.
Police filed the charges and listed their evidence in a reportedly 1,000-page document submitted to a district court in the south of the capital, starting the process of bringing the men to trial.
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.
The Delhi police has sought direction for not disclosing the content of the FIR and for keeping it and other documents in sealed covers to protect the identity of the victim.