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Delhi gang-rape: sixth accused sent to 12-day judicial custody

The police have recovered articles the accused had on them at the time of the crime

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A Delhi court sent One of the six accused in December 16 gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, who died today, to a 12-day judicial custody.

Singh alias Thakur, last to be arrested in the case, was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma after his one-day police custody ended.

"He (Akshay) is remanded to judicial custody. Let he be produced on January 9," the court said. 

The police wanted to recover the remaining case property and clothes which he and other arrested five accused were wearing while allegedly gangraping and brutally assaulting the victim in a moving bus.

The investigating officer told the court that they have recovered the clothes of the accused worn on the night of incident and also the mobile phone of the girl and an ATM card of her male friend and other valuables at the instance of Akshay.

The victim's male friend, a 28-year-old software engineer reportedly had identified the valuables, which were robbed from them after the incident.

The police told the court that the boy had even identified the ring, which his female friend was wearing on that night.

Akshay, arrested on December 21, underwent a test identification parade (TIP) on December 26, during which the victim's male friend had also identified him as one of the persons involved in the incident.

Besides him, the others arrested in the case—Ram Singh, Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta —are in judicial custody till January 6.

Today the police booked them on murder charges as the girl who was undergoign treatment at a Singapore hospital died.

All the five accused were earlier booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 365 (kidnapping or abducting), 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 394 (hurting in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

The proceedings relating to the sixth accused are being undertaken separately before the Juvenile Justice Board as he is a minor.

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