Posted On Friday, January 04, 2013 at 09:13:05 AM
Lawyers and protesters demand justice for the 23-yr-old gang-rape victim outside the Saket court in New Delhi on Thursday
New Delhi - The Delhi police on Thursday filed a charge sheet against five of the six accused in the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist in the metropolitan magistrate's court in Saket. The five men have been charged with murder, attempt to murder, gang rape, kidnapping, robbery and destruction of evidence.
The sixth accused, who is thought to be a minor, will be charged separately. His bone density tests are being carried out to ascertain his exact age, which will decide the course of his trial. According to reports, the charge sheet states that DNA test have confirmed that all the six accused were involved in the horrific crime.
Earlier, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir inaugurated a fasttrack court at the Saket court complex in Delhi on Wednesday. The gangrape and murder of the 23-year-old will be the first case to be heard in this court. Strongly advocating for courts to act as a deterrent in the future to check crimes against women, CJI Kabir had said 'a serious message needs to be sent in dealing with such heinous crimes'.
Police team shows up late
Despite being an extremely sensitive case, the cops could not reach the court premises on time. According to NDTV, the magistrate had left for the day when the documents were submitted to the court.
This means the charge sheet will now be presented before the magistrate on Saturday, who will assign the case to the fast-track court, the news channel said. The police attributed their late entry to unexpected delays in uploading documents onto a pen drive, it added.
Kerala police ask FB to remove fake photo of gang-rape victim
The Kerala police on Thursday asked Facebook to remove the photograph of a woman from Kerala, who has been wrongly identified as the Delhi gang-rape victim. N Vinayakumaran Nair, assistant commissioner of police, who heads the Hi-Tech Crime Enquiry Cell in Kerala, said a probe was initiated following a complaint from the parents of the woman.
“We have written to the social networking site (FB) where the picture was posted. It should have been removed by now,” Nair said. The police are trying to find out who posted the woman’s picture.
Fight against rape
► Chennai victim's father attempts sucide
Chennai - The father of a class 12 student who was abducted and gangraped by a bus crew and an engineering student on December 31 in Kothanpurinatham village, attempted suicide on Thursday near the hospital where his daughter is undergoing treatment.
The 17-year-old girl was waiting for abus when the bus conductor and an engineering student, who she knew well, informed her that her mother was ill. They tricked her to board the bus and then raped her in a remote area. She was also raped by few more men. The cops have so far arrested two people. The victim’s father has demanded action against the cops who initially refused to take down his complaint.
► Cong leader arrested for raping woman in Assam
Guwahati - The Chirang district police in Assam arrested a local Congress leader for allegedly raping a woman on Thursday. The victim’s husband lodged an FIR against Bodoland Territorial Council Congress Committee chief convener Bikramsingh Brahma alleging that he entered their hut at around 2am and raped his wife.
► Woman jumps from train to escape molesters
Patna - A young woman from West Bengal jumped from a moving train in Bihar on Thursday after two men allegedly molested her. One of the accused, asoldier, has been arrested.
Patna Railway Superintendent of Police Suresh Choudhary said the victim was seriously injured after she jumped out of the Delhi-bound Brahamputra Mail.
“We are yet to record her statement as she is critical,” he said. The incident took place on a day the Bihar Police chief called for speedy trails of cases involving rape and sexual harassment.