Neeraj Kumar says Gang rape most horrifying case in the History of Delhi Police
Neeraj Kumar says Gang rape most horrifying case in the History of Delhi PoliceReuters

The Delhi court has taken cognisance of the chargesheet filed against five accused in the Delhi gang-rape case on Saturday.

The accused will be produced before the court on Monday at 12:30 pm. The next date for hearing is set on January 10.

The 1000-page chargesheet was filed by the Delhi police on Thursday at the Saket court following which the court fixed January 5 for cognizance of offense.  

The five adult accused, aged between 19-35, have been slapped with charges of dacoity, gang rape, murder, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy. The DNA tests have proved their involvement in the crime and if convicted could face death sentence.

The sixth accused, who claimed to be a minor according to his school document, has been kept in Juvenile home. He will be trialled before the juvenile court if his bone marrow test proves him a minor. If convicted, he will face sentence of maximum of 3 years. The chargesheet states that he was involved in the most barbaric act along with the key accused, Ram Singh, in assaulting the victim.

The family of victim's male friend has reportedly decided to file a petition seeking the trial of Juvenile as an adult.

The police have reported the entire sequence of events in the chargesheet. The report stated the offenders had partied and used the vehicle to earn more money on the day of the incident. It also mentioned that the accused made obscene comments against the girl, which is when her male friend intervened and in turn received brutal blows with an iron rod. She was gangraped and later thrown off bus along with her male friend. The report also says that the accused tried to mow her down but the friend managed to rescue her.

The Delhi police is expecting the trial to end in a month's time and will use the statements of the victim and her friend. The medical reports of the deceased will also be produced as evidence along with the mobile phones, ATM cards and jewellery of the victim recovered by the police.