Eleven different provisions under the Indian Penal Code have been slapped against the five accused in the gang-rape case of the 23-year-old medical student in the charge sheet filed at a Saket court here earlier this week.
The accused have been charged under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (2) (g) (gang-rape), 377 (unnatural offence), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 395 (dacoity), 396 (dacoity leading to murder), 201 (destruction of evidence), 34 (common intention), 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) and 365 (abduction).
The police informed the court on Thursday that the delay in filing the charge sheet happened due to the time taken in uploading the documents running into hundreds of pages for e-challaning.
Contrary to earlier claims by the police, the uncle of the victim’s male friend said that no ossification test has been conducted by the police to ascertain the age of the sixth accused claiming to be a juvenile. The police could not be reached for any clarification.
The juvenile had allegedly assaulted the two victims inside the bus after alluring them to board it. He was very aggressive and had assaulted the boy with a rod and raped the girl.
Sources claimed that the police have received an affidavit from a school in the juvenile’s hometown where he was enrolled. The date of birth in the school records was found consistent with what he claims.
Meanwhile, the post-mortem report of the victim is still awaited from Singapore.