Charge sheet filed against 5 accused in gang rape case
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Source: The Hindu
Eighteen days after the 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang-raped in a moving bus, the Delhi Police on Thursday filed the charge-sheet against five persons arrested in the case before a Duty Magistrate in Saket district courts here.
Besides murder, rape and kidnapping, the police also slapped charges of unnatural sex, dacoity, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence among other offences under the Indian Penal Code against the accused.
While the sixth person allegedly involved in the case is presently being treated as a minor, his age is to be ascertained through a bone ossification test.
While submitting the charge-sheet before Duty Magistrate Surya Malik Grover, the police moved two applications seeking in-camera proceedings and keeping the sensitive documents in a sealed cover pleading that it was necessary for protecting the identity of the victim.
While I'm sure many decent people live there, this is still an indictment of a place like Delhi which is one of the most crowded places on Earth, yet something like this can happen without anyone intervening until after the fact.
On edit, I'm reading other graphic accounts of the attacks that I can not finish.