Delhi gang-rape: Victim`s friend to be crossed by this weekend

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 23:49

New Delhi: The male friend and the sole eyewitness to the December 16 brutal assault and gang-rape of the 23-year-old girl in a moving bus will be cross examined by the defence in the fast-track court this weekend.

The youth has earlier testified as a prosecution witness before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna.

The 28-year-old youth, a software engineer, is likely to depose before the court against the five adult accused on February 15.

The judge, who is recording the witness statements in in-camera proceedings on a daily basis since February 5, has prepared a list of 39 prosecution witnesses, including the youth, for examining them by February 22.

The engineer will be cross examined by the counsel for accused bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh.

The girl had died on December 29, 2012 in a Singapore hospital as a result of the grievous injuries she had suffered when she was sexually assaulted by six people, one of them a juvenile.

Meanwhile, the court today recorded the statement of the two magistrates, who were part of the judicial proceedings relating to the test identification parade (TIP) of the accused and also for identifying the stolen articles of the victim and her male friend.


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First Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 23:48

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