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

The companion of the physiotherapy student who died after a horrific gang rape in Delhi identified the bus in which the attack took place, according to reports.

The 28-year-old software engineer, the sole eyewitness to the Dec 16 incident, will be cross examined by the defence counsel on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, he had given his testimony before the Saket Court in one of the most closely watched trials of the country. Shortly after the trial commenced, he was escorted by the police to identify the bus that was parked in the court premises.

The engineer, who was also assaulted and thrown off the bus that night, is still suffering from his injuries and had to appear before court in a wheelchair to testify.

The prosecution had earlier said that he would be the first to testify in court along with four others witnesses.

Meanwhile, the victim's father announced in a press conference that he wants his daughter's name to be revealed. "I want the world to know her name. She has awakened the nation's consciousness," Hindustan Times reported.

"She is the daughter of the nation, not a victim," he added.

The girl's father and brother demanded capital punishment for the five accused, including the minor who will be tried before the Juvenile Justice Board after he was declared a minor last week.

The proceedings of the court could not be reported after a media gag was imposed under Section 327 of CrPC. The court has ordered for in-camera proceedings instead and restrained anyone who was not related to the case from entering the court room.Lawyers were also restricted from making any public statement in connection with the case. 

Court sources revealed that the victim's friend had identified all the evidence produced by the prosecution.