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HC reserves order on Dec 16 gangrape case

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The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on confirming the death sentence and appeals of four accused in the Dec 16 gangrape case. In this file photo, activists demand justice for the Delhi gang-rape victim during a protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. File photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
The Hindu The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on confirming the death sentence and appeals of four accused in the Dec 16 gangrape case. In this file photo, activists demand justice for the Delhi gang-rape victim during a protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. File photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

The court also asked defence counsels to file their written submissions by Jan 15.

The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on confirming the death sentence and appeals of four accused in the Dec 16 gangrape case.

A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal, and Justice Pratibha Rani reserved the order after prosecution and defence counsels concluded their arguments.

The court also asked defence counsels to file their written submissions by Jan 15.

A 23—year—old physiotherapy intern was gangraped, and brutally sexually assaulted by six men, including a juvenile, in a moving bus Dec 16, 2012.

The accused then threw her and her male companion out of the vehicle, stripped of clothing, to die by the roadside on the cold December night.

The woman died of grave intestinal injuries Dec 29, 2012 at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where she was airlifted for specialised treatment.

One of the six accused was found dead in a cell in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. A juvenile involved in the crime was Aug 31 sent by the Juvenile Justice Board to a reform home for three years, the maximum term under the juvenile law.

The trial court Sep 13 awarded the death sentence to Mukesh, 26, Akshay Thakur, 28, Pawan Gupta, 19, and Vinay Sharma, 20.

The court referred the case to the high court for confirmation of the sentence.

The chargesheet was filed Jan 3 last year.

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