Delhi gangrape: 6th accused sent to 12-day judicial custody

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New Delhi (PTI): One of the six accused in 16 December gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, who died Saturday 29 December, was remanded in judicial custody for 12 days by a Delhi court.

Akshay Singh alias Thakur, who was the last one to be arrested in the case, was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma after expiry of his day-long police custody.

“He (Akshay) is remanded to judicial custody. Let he be produced on January 9,” the court said after the police did not seek his further custody.

Akshay had been remanded in police custody Friday for a day to recover the remaining case property and clothes which he and other arrested five co-accused were wearing while allegedly gangraping and brutally assaulting the victim in a moving bus here on the fateful night.

After the day-long custody, the police did not seek his further remand as they recovered the articles, which had not been recovered earlier.

The investigating officer in the case told the court that they have seized the clothes of the accused worn on the night of incident and also the mobile of the girl and ATM card of her male friend and other valuables at the instance of accused Akshay.

It also said the victim’s male friend, a 28-year-old software engineer had identified the valuables, which were robbed from them after the incident.

The police told the court that the boy had even identified the ring, which his female friend was wearing on that night.

Akshay was arrested on 21 December and underwent test identification parade (TIP) on 26 December, during which the victim’s male friend had also identified him as one of the persons involved in the incident.

Besides him, the others arrested in the gangrape case — Ram Singh, Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta — are in judicial custody till January 6.

All the five accused are facing charges under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 365 (kidnapping or abducting), 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 394 (hurting in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

The proceedings relating to the sixth accused are being undertaken separately before the Juvenile Justice Board as he is a minor.

Both the victims, the girl and her male friend, who had boarded the chartered bus with tinted glass windows from Munirka here to Palam around 9.45 PM on December 16, were assaulted with an iron rod by the men after the two resisted before they were dumped on the road side near Mahipalpur flyover in South Delhi, police had said.

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  1. Its a shame that the government is still not taking any action against it. Policemen charged lathi and even used water to stop the protestors. If they did the same with the criminals, then such incidents would not have taken place. It is all the criminals must be hanged. They must bear the same pain from which the girl had suffered. Its a shame to take birth in this world where humanity does not exist. If the same situation was in America, then Barack Obama would have taken immediate steps against it. The fear must be created in their minds so that from the next time they should be frightened of doing such crime. Respect women. May her soul rest in peace. The entire nation is with her. She will get justice.

  2. Every day every citizen of India afraid of raising the voice against the crime , our negligence for raising the voice leads the criminal to hangover freely and victims to live a suffering and freeful life. These policemen mens thinks they’re the government and ruler is saying she do have power to punish them. It’s very awful. dddthatthe states which is lead by women is having no .safety and CM opening admitted the she itself ohave safety in her state. Ou
    country lady(Bharat maths) already gaped by politicians, official and moraleless people of India.what is left.I’m ashamed of being and Indian.I pray to god this country or world is no safe for women’s, children, innocent people who want to live a peaceful life, lets end this take us all with u.

  3. Unfortunately our judicial system was framed when the founding fathers even in their wildest dreams did not think of this day or a Rs.1,76,000 CRORE or A LA AFFIRE BOFORS !!!As the foundation :- let ten criminals escape , but one innocent person should not be punished , AS WE COME FROM A LAND OF AHIMSA & NON AGGRESSION. But some where down the line lumpen elements have crept into the political system & as the birds of the same feather philosophy , they are the majority in the ruling class ie . POLITICIANS , LEGISLATURES , POLICEMEN , BUREAUCRATIC PERSONNEL. So how can you expect any redemption > all these are lip sympathy just to tide over the anger & all these are drama. See tongue in cheek a politician comes for candle lighting .

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