Nine months after the gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student that shook the national conscience, a fast track court is expected to pronounce its verdict on four of the accused on Tuesday.
Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna is scheduled to deliver the verdict at 10.30 a.m. The court is likely to decide only on whether the accused are guilty or innocent.
If found guilty, the accused will either get life imprisonment or death sentence, depending on how the court interprets the culpability of each of the accused.
The police had charged six persons for the rape and murder on December 16, 2012. The case against one of the main accused, Ram Singh, was dropped following his mysterious death in Tihar Jail during the trial earlier this year.
The sixth juvenile accused was held guilty by the Juvenile Justice Board on August 31 and sent to a correctional home for three years.
The victim’s father told The Hindu on Monday: “We hope that this court will take a better view of the case.”