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High Court adjourns hearing on Delhi gang rape case till Nov. 1

New Delhi, Oct. 28 : A Delhi High Court bench on Monday adjourned the hearing of appeals filed by the convicted persons in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case, and said the next hearing of the case would take place on November 1.


The defence counsel for two of the four accused in the case, A.P. Singh said that the High Court dismissed their application, which demanded a supply of the judgement in Hindi today.

"We had submitted an application demanding a supply in Hindi to the division bench of the Delhi gang rape case. The court has dismissed this and said that they won't give the application in Hindi because the language of the High Court is English. But our biggest point was that we should get the translation of the judgment because the case is of death penalty and the convicts do not understand English. So they should atleast know what is happening and form their defence likewise," Singh said.

"The proceeding on the appeal is stalled and the next hearing of the Delhi gang rape case will be on November 01," Singh said.

The fatal attack on the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern provoked national outrage and impelled an overhaul of archaic laws to punish sexual crimes against women.

The juvenile was one of the six accused arrested in the case. While the juvenile faced inquiry before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), the four adult accused are being tried before a fast track court.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was raped, beaten and tortured by six men on a moving bus in South Delhi area on December 16 last year.

The victim later died of internal injuries in a Singapore hospital two weeks later.

--ANI (Posted on 29-10-2013)

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