Guwahati  
 
logo
  Guwahati,

readtimeok.com rolex replica rolex replica watches swiss replica watches rolex replica cartier replica cartier replica watches cartier baignoire replica watches cartier tank replica watches rolex replica rolex replica watches rolex replica rolex replica watches online omega replica omega replica watches online omega classic replica watches omega constellation replica watches omega skeleton replica watches

North East »» NPCC to approach ECI•••Continuing medical education organised•••Promotion of pig based integrated farming system•••State »» Allahabad bank branches celebrate sesquicentenary•••Two persons arrested for murder•••AAMSU burns effigy of Power Minister in Sivasagar•••National »» Poll tales from Mumbai of celebs, power cuts and ambulance •••Time to focus on commonalities, strengthen bonds: Pakistani designer •••SC entrusts Padmanabhaswamy temple to five–member committee•••International »» Aspirin may cut down colon cancer risks too•••Modi, Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 influential people•••US ’disappointed’ by Palestinian reconciliation deal•••    
  Home » National News » Story
 
Gang–rape accused to be tried for murder from Tuesday
 

New Delhi, Feb 2: A fast–track court here here has paved the way for the trial from Tuesday of five men accused of gang–raping a young woman in a moving bus on December 16, 2012, by framing charges against them.

Additional Sessions Judge Yogendra Khanna on Saturday framed the charges of murder, gang–rape and kidnapping, among others, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused.

The five accused are Ram Singh, a bus driver, and his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller, Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor, and Akshay Thakur, a bus cleaner. They are currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

The other charges framed against them are unnatural offence, destruction of evidence, attempt to murder, causing hurt while committing robbery, dacoity with murder, and common intent.

The Juvenile Justice Board declared the sixth accused a minor last month, and his case will be heard by the board.

The pre–trial proceedings in the case started on January 21 at the fast–track court which was set up for the case that led to a nation–wide outrage against crimes against women.

The accused were formally charged by police in the Saket court 18 days after they gang–raped and tortured the 23–year–old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus, causing multiple–organ failure that led to her death.

They also assaulted her 28–year–old male friend. Both were thrown out of the bus after around 40 minutes, naked, bleeding and shivering. The friend is the main witness in the case.

The chargesheet, with annexures, ran into thousands of pages and included the victim’s statement, details of the accused, evidence and forensic reports.

All the accused were arrested between December 17–21, 2012.

The union cabinet on Friday approved an ordinance for enhanced punishment in cases of crimes against women, including sexual assault, acid attacks, voyeurism and trafficking, as suggested by the Justice J.S. Verma Committee.

The government recommended to President Pranab Mukherjee that an ordinance be issued.

The Verma Committee, set up by the government on December 23, 2012 after the gang–rape to review laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault, submitted its report on January 23. (IANS)

.
       
Maximum
 
Minimum
 
Guwahati
40.6oC
19.2oC
Dibrugarh
35.4oC
20.8oC
Shillong
28.1oC
17.3oC
Imphal
34.6oC
17.1oC
Kohima
29.9oC
15.6oC
Itanagar
NAoC
NAoC
Rain/thundershowers would occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
Arunachal inks MoU with IRCTC
Crossing Bridges wins Rajat Kamal
CoSAAP calls for speedy probe into death of poll official
Poll official’s mysterious death gets no headway
 Meghalaya News
State Government to provide designated camps to ANVC(B) cadres
State government dodges responsibilities by blaming NHAI
Hopingstone Lyngdoh expels niece from party
Five Garo Hills districts pledge for Clean Meghalaya
 Northeast News
NPCC to approach ECI
Continuing medical education organised
Promotion of pig based integrated farming system
 Cachar News
SUCI (C) celebrates its 66th foundation day
 National News
Poll tales from Mumbai of celebs, power cuts and ambulance
Time to focus on commonalities, strengthen bonds: Pakistani designer
SC entrusts Padmanabhaswamy temple to five–member committee
German scholars revived Indian culture: Merck–Tagore awardee
 International News
Aspirin may cut down colon cancer risks too
Modi, Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 influential people
US ’disappointed’ by Palestinian reconciliation deal
US state’s new law allows guns in bars, churches
 State-1
Allahabad bank branches celebrate sesquicentenary
Two persons arrested for murder
AAMSU burns effigy of Power Minister in Sivasagar
Peaceful polling in Dhupdhara with 83.14 per cent
 State-2
90 per cent turn out in peaceful poll in Darrang
Sixth phase election remained peaceful in Bongaigaon
Poll in Nagaon HPC passed off with 70 per cent votes
78 per cent cast vote in Nalbari
 Local Sports
Senior Women’s National Football at Dibrugarh from April 27
AFA name Assam squad
Gunjanjyoti shines with ball
Sports organizer passes away
 Sports
Sindhu, Jwala–Ashwini in Asian C’ships quarters
AIFF launches academy certification programme
Srikanth, Kashyap slide in rankings
Liverpool unveil scheme to rebuild Anfield stadium
 Editorial
Final Phase Polling
Bond market’s take on Indian election outcome
Opinions aren’t dangerous in a democracy
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Many think Shashank Manohar can restore cricket board’s credibility
Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority–victim card
‘TV is more advertising than programming’
 
Assam
 
Assam is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur located in the city of Guwahati.
 
more...
Nagaland
 
Nagaland is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Kohima. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Mizoram
 
Mizoram is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Aizwal. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Meghalaya
 
Meghalaya is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Shillong. located in the Guwahati.
 
more...
Manipur
 
Manipur is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Imphal.
 
more...
Tripura
 
Tripura is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Agartala.
 
more...
Arunachal Pradesh
 
Arunachal Pradesh is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Itanagar.
 
more...
Sikkim
 
Sikkim is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Gangtok.
 
more...
Home  |  Guwahati City  |  Editorial  |  International  |  National  |  Business  |  Arunachal  |  Meghalaya   |  Northeast  |  State  |  Cachar  |  Sports   |  Local Sports
 Archive  |  Melange  |  Saturday Fare  |  Junior Sentinel  |  Multilingual  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise with us  |  Dongmusa