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.
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