Court frames charges against Delhi gang-rape accused

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Sat, Feb 2 2013 15:33 IST | 7 Views | Add comment

A fast-track court Saturday framed charges against the five men accused of gang-raping a young woman in a moving bus Dec 16.

Justice Yogendra Khanna framed the charges under 13 sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The accused have been charged with murder, gang-rape, unnatural offence, destruction of evidence, attempt to murder, kidnapping, causing hurt while committing robbery, dacoity with murder, and common intent among others.

The Juvenile Justice Board declared the sixth accused a minor last month, and his case will be heard by the board.

The five accused are Ram Singh, a bus driver, and his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller, Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor, and Akshay Thakur, a bus cleaner. They are currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

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