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Delhi Police today invoked murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital.
"We hope to file the charge sheet by January 3, 2013. Section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPS) for murder has been added in the case," Dharmendra Kumar, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), said.
A Special Public Prosecutor of eminence has been appointed to conduct the trial in a Fast Track Court on a day- to-day basis.
"It will be our endeavour to ensure the harshest punishment in the book to the culprits," he said.
The autopsy of the victim was done by a Singaporean Medical Team and the report will be made available to investigators at the earliest.
"In this moment of national grief, we appeal to the public to stay calm and maintain peace. We the Delhi Police; like citizens of this country, are equally saddened, if not more. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family," he added.