Delhi gangrape: Juvenile justice panel to hear inquiry against minor accused
Posted on: 10:06 AM IST Mar 06, 2013
New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board will start an inquiry on Wednesday against the 17-year-old minor accused in Delhi gangrape case. In its last hearing on February 28, the board framed charges of murder, gangrape, kidnapping and robbery.
Meanwhile, the minor has claimed innocence and is contesting the charges in the brutal gangrape case of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in the outskirts of the capital on December 16, 2012.
Earlier, the police had in its PIR (police investigation report, which is equivalent to charge sheet) filed before the JJB slapped charges of gangrape, murder, unnatural sex, dacoity, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence among other offences under the Indian Penal Code against the minor.
Similar charges have been framed against the other five adult accused in the case, proceedings in which are being conducted in-camera at a special fast track court in New Delhi.
The gangrape victim had died on December 29, 2012 in a Singapore hospital as a result of the grievous injuries she had suffered when she was brutally raped and assaulted by the six accused, after she and her male friend boarded the bus on December 16 night.
With Additional Inputs from PTI