Court summonses Tihar Jail superintendent

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The fast track court hearing Delhi gang rape case has directed a Tihar Jail official to be personally present in the court Saturday to explain how accused Vinay Sharma fractured his hand and if any action had been taken on his allegations that he had been beaten up. Sharma arrived in court Friday with a… Read more »

Delhi gangrape: Convicts invoke Mahatma to oppose death penalty

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Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, two of the convicts on death row for the brutal torture and gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student on December 16 contested the trial court’s sentence today, telling the Delhi High Court even the father of the nation was against capital punishment. Commencing the arguments for convicts Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur… Read more »

Delhi gangrape: SC allows juvenile board to give verdict

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to deliver its verdict in the December 16 gang-rape-cum-murder case involving a minor. The apex court, however, admitted a plea seeking fresh interpretation of the term ‘juvenile’ in the statute on the basis of mental and intellectual maturity of minor offenders instead of the… Read more »

Delhi gangrape accused to also face dacoity trial

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A Delhi court Monday framed charges of kidnapping and dacoity against four accused being tried in another court for the Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape and brutalisation of a woman in a moving bus. Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash put on trial accused Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma for dacoity, under section… Read more »

Delhi gang-rape victim, protests figure in Kerry’s speech

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The Delhi gangrape victim and the massive protests against the brutal crime against her came up for mention by visiting US secretary of state John Kerry in his speech in New Delhi on Sunday. Addressing a gathering at the India Habitat Centre on US-India Strategic Partnership, Kerry said women and men should strive as equals. And when… Read more »

Delhi gangrape accused deny being in bus on horror Dec 16 night

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Two of the accused involved  in the Delhi gangrape case on Thursday claimed before a Special court that they were not  present in the bus in which a 23-year-old girl was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on December 16 night. Yogesh Khanna claimed he, along with co-accused Pawan Gupta, were not present in the bus… Read more »

Ram Singh hanged himself to death: Tihar jail

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Here in fast track court Tihar Jail authorities told in hearing of the Delhi gangrape case that the main accused Ram Singh hanged himself to death in his prison cell. In a 2-page preliminary report submitted to the court, the Superintendent of jail no.3 has said that Singh was found hanging by a “thin string” made… Read more »

Delhi gangrape: Singapore doctor deposes as witness

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Today in Delhi High court a testified as prosecution witness through video conferencing of December 16 Gang rape victim, will be submitted by the doctor (who had conducted the post mortem examination) of  Singapore hospital Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, who is heading the fast track court set up to try cases of sexual offences,… Read more »

Delhi gangrape: Victim’s friend cross-examined

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The male friend and the sole eyewitness to the December 16 brutal assault and gangrape of the victim in a moving bus was cross-examined by the defence in the fast-track court trying the case here. The youth, a software engineer, who had testified as a witness for the prosecution during in-camera proceedings against the five… Read more »