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Delhi gangrape: Accused rushed to hospital, hearing adjourned

March 25, 2013 17:02 IST

Proceedings in the Delhi gangrape case was on Monday adjourned for an hour when one of the accused could not be brought to the fast-track court after he was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital for chest pain.

Mukesh, brother of deceased accused Ram Singh, was rushed to Safdurjung Hospital after he complained of chest pain during the transit from Tihar jail to Saket court complex, Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan informed Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna.

Krishnan said he has been informed that Mukesh has been admitted to the hospital.

The court, which was scheduled to begin the proceedings at 2 pm, adjourned the matter till 3 pm to wait for the hospital's report.

Taking objection to the prosecution's submission, Mukesh' counsel M L Sharma told the court, "Something fishy is going on and I am worried about his hospitalisation due to chest pain".

He further told the court that he should be allowed to meet his client in the hospital as he does not trust the police or the doctors.

Sharma pointed out that Mukesh's brother Ram Singh died in jail and added, "I don't trust Mukesh will be provided better medical facilities".

He also sought the court's direction to appoint a doctor to examine Mukesh, which was turned down by the judge, who said "let us wait for some time".

The court said that Mukesh will come for the proceedings after doctors declare him fit for the same.

The other three accused -- Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma -- were brought to the court.

All the five adult accused in the case are facing trial for allegedly gangraping and assaulting a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012. The victim later died in a Singapore Hospital on December 29.

Proceedings against accused Ram Singh had abated after his death, while the case against the sixth accused, a minor, is being conducted before a Juvenile Justice Board.

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