New Delhi: The two forensic experts, who had provided scientific support and services in the investigation into the December 16 gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in New Delhi, testified as prosecution witnesses before the fast-track court on Thursday. The two officials from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), who had examined the exhibits forwarded by the Delhi Police investigation team, deposed before the court.
Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna during in-camera proceedings recorded the experts' statements, who appeared for the prosecution witness. The CFSL experts examined the exhibits forwarded by the investigating agencies and rendered expert opinion and substantiate their opinions in the courts through their testimony and evidence.
The two will be cross-examined on Friday by the counsel for five adults accused in the case. The five adult accused are facing trial in the case for rape and murder of the girl who died on December 29, 2012 in a Singapore hospital as a result of grievous injuries she had suffered when she was sexually assaulted by six persons.
Additional Sessions Judge during in-camera proceedings recorded the experts\' statements, who appeared for the prosecution witness.
The sixth accused is a juvenile who is facing proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board and he has also been charged with rape and murder of the girl. Bus driver Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and the juvenile have pleaded not guilty to the charges framed against them and have claimed trial.