Delhi Gang Rape Case: Five Prosecution Witness to Testify Against Accused on Tuesday
Delhi Gang Rape Case: Five Prosecution Witness to Testify Against Accused on Tuesday Reuters

Five prosecution witnesses including three magistrates who recorded the statement of the five accused in the Delhi gang-rape case will testify before the fast track court on Tuesday.

Additional Sessions judge Yogesh Khanna on Monday summoned three magistrates and two doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences to record their testimony on a day-to-day basis.

The court on Monday recorded the testimony of four prosecution witnesses, including two doctors from AIIMS, and one official from Indian Bank and Axis Bank each. They were also cross examined by the defence counsel.

The bank officials confirmed the use of the victim's ATM cards by the six accused including the minor on the night of 16 December.

The 28-year-old male friend of the victim, the lone-sole witness of that ill-fated night, had also testified before the court on 5 February. Due to the injuries he sustained in the heinous attack, he had to be brought in a wheelchair to court.

Shortly after giving his testimony, he had identified the bus in which the crime took place. He is yet to be cross examined by the defence counsel and will soon be summoned for the same.

The court had rejected the defence counsel's plea to use the TV interview of victim's friend as evidence in the case, reported PTI.  

The accused men - Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh - are being tried under the following sections which include Sec 302 (murder), Sec 376 (gangrape), Sec 377 (unnatural offence), Sec 201 (destruction of evidence), Sec 307 (attempt to murder), Sec 365 (kidnapping or abduction), Sec 396 (dacoity with murder), Sec 34 (common intention), Sec 394 (voluntarily causing hurt), Sec 395 (dacoity) and Sec 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.

The youngest accused will be tried before the Juvenile Justice Board after he was declared a minor on the basis of his school certificates.