Eighteen days after the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, the Delhi police on Thursday filed its chargesheet in a court in Delhi against five men arrested in the case, slapping on them murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges.
The victim, who was gangraped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in the capital, died on December 29 in a Singapore hospital.
The five accused, Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh and their accomplices Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur have been chargesheeted for the offences of murder, gangrape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences, dacoity, hurting in committing robbery, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy and common intention under the Indian Penal Code.
The sixth accused is a juvenile and proceedings against him will be conducted by the Juvenile Justice Board.
In the 33-page chargesheet, the role of the juvenile offender has also been elaborated.
The police filed the chargesheet along with bulky documents, with many in sealed covers, in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Surya Malik Grover, who posted it for consideration on January 5.
The Delhi police has sought direction for not disclosing the content of the FIR and for keeping it and other documents in sealed covers to protect the identity of the victim.
The police said it will also place before the court the chargesheet in electronic form.