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Feb 05, 2013 at 08:26am IST

Delhi gangrape-murder: Witnesses to depose before court as trial begins on Tuesday

New Delhi: The trial in the brutal Delhi gangrape case will formally begin on Tuesday. Last week the court had framed charges against the five accused in the case. The sixth being a minor will be treated according to the juvenile law.

On Tuesday, the first set of prosecution witnesses will appear and depose before the court. There are a total of 86 witnesses who have to be examined.

Prosecution hopes to complete this process within a month. The list of witnesses include the victim's 28-year-old friend who was with her on the bus and also people present at the scene of crime, police officials and doctors who treated the girl.

Delhi gangrape: Witnesses to depose before court on Tuesday

The list of witnesses include the victim's 28-year-old friend who was with her on the bus and also people present at the scene of crime.

The five accused have been charged under 13 sections of the Indian Penal Code. The charges framed against the accused include gangrape, murder and destruction of evidence.

The accused have been charged under the following sections:

Section 365 - Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person

Section 376(2)g - Gangrape

Section 377 - Unnatural sex

Section 307 - Attempt to murder

Section 394 - Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robber

Section 395 - punishment for dacoity

Section 396 - Dacoity with murder

Section 397 - Robbery or dacoity with serious weapon causing severe injury

Section 412 - Dishonestly receiving property stolen

Section 201 - Destruction of evidence

Section 120B - Criminal conspiracy

Section 34 - Common intent

Section 302 - Murder

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