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Delhi gang-rape accused plead 'not guilty'

Posted on Feb 03, 10:26AM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 2 : The trial in the Delhi gang-rape case is expected to begin on Tuesday after five people accused of the crime plead not guilty on Saturday.

A fast-track court in Delhi framed charges against the five accused in the Delhi gang-rape case on Saturday.

The accused, Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay, Pawan and Akshay have been booked under 13 sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder, gang-rape, sodomy and kidnapping.

Next week the police will file the supplementary chargesheet, including the victim's post-mortem report, against the accused who face a death sentence.

The sixth accused has been declared a juvenile and will be tried under juvenile justice laws.

Pertinently, the trial technically begins after the charges are framed against the accused.

The 23-year-old medical student was gang raped and brutalised by the six persons on a moving bus in Delhi on December 16.

She succumbed to her injuries on December 29 at a Singapore hospital.

Her death sparked national outrage and protests on the lack of security for women in India.

Latest reports said the father of the victim has sought an appointment with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and wants the harshest punishment for the juvenile, who was apparently the most brutal during the assault.