A Delhi court will also announce its first verdict on the minor-accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder case. The 17-year-old faces charges of rape and murder like all the other accused but if convicted he'll be sent to a juvenile observation home for a maximum of 3 years.
The ghastly misdeeds of the men who raped and brutally murdered a medical student on December 16, 2012 generated nationwide furore. While awaiting an appearance in court on March 11, 2013, the main accused Ram Singh committed suicide in the early hours of the morning. Here's a brief recap of what the men did on the horrific night:
The 5 accused: Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur
Offences under IPC: Murder, gangrape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences, dacoity, huring in committing robbery, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy, common intention.
Likely punishment if convicted: Death sentence
The proceedings against the sixth accused, a juvenile, will be conducted by the Juvenile Justice Board.