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Delhi gang-rape: Never saw victim, says accused


New Delhi, Jul 12 (IANS): One of the accused in Dec 16 gang-rape case Friday claimed before a court here that he had never seen the 23-year-old girl who was brutally tortured and gang-raped by six people in a moving bus and had only heard about the incident.

In his statement before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, accused Akshay Thakur also said he was not among the group of men who had raped the girl and assaulted her male friend.

"I have already said that I was not present in Delhi as I had left for my village (in Bihar) on Dec 15, 2012.... If I was not in Delhi, then how is it possible that I was a member of the group? Even I don't know the girl and have never seen her."

He also denied the allegation of the prosecution that the victim had in her statement written his name, saying Delhi Police fabricated the statement.

Thakur asserted that he was falsely implicated in the case.

When the judge told him that there is medical evidence against him with a cut mark on the victim's body matching with him, he tried to dismiss it. "How is it possible if I was not present in the bus?"

The case relates to a 23-year-old woman being gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in Delhi Dec 16 last year. Thirteen days later, she died in a Singapore hospital where she was taken for treatment.

Six people, including a juvenile, were arrested in the case. While accused Ram Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur are being tried by a fast track court in Saket in south Delhi, the juvenile's case was heard by the juvenile justice board.

The case against Ram Singh was dropped after he was found dead, hanging in his cell in Tihar Jail here.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    RAPIST has now turned FEKU.....

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  • stan, dubai

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    I agree with some of our readers. When crime happens, the criminal must be punished, if he is of any political party or your relative. But some of our readers commenting anything happens they will blame ruling party or some will fly directly to Italy. Just see what is the news and who is criminal and comment on the news, but not on any party or religion. When some one gives negative comments other readers forced to comment on their comments.

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  • ANNONYMOUS, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    DID NOT DO THE ACT EVEN THOUGH ITS A PROVEN FACT.
    ACTIVIST WHERE ARE YOU .
    No action no reaction why ?
    Want to set him free to act again ?

    REACTIVE
    WAS HE TRAINED BY YOU ?

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  • Ganesh, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    pls. my dear brothes.

    there is no hand any political party.

    so stop writing nonsense.

    point is here "we have to see way court is taking too much time to give judgement.

    what is meaning of "Fast Track "

    if u using any political parties name that means ur insulting "our innocent indian sister "

    she is not only victim. she is sister of India.

    instead of writing nonsense.

    pls. vote for quick judgement.

    God Bless all of u.

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  • Anand, karkala

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    Congress trained these goons to tell lies and using the opportunity of victim's death.

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  • Merlene Cutinha, Dubai

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    Why does our judiciary system have to wait for prolonged periods to come to a conclusion?Now see,one of the accused has developed amnesia...the rest will be affected soon....and it will be years before anything is done about it.These fellows will lead a very guarded life with 24 hours security,provided food and medication without having to sweat for it...How many of us our given this previledge?

    India is shining ...
    Really our lawmakers must be awarded a Nobel for initiating such laws.....

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  • Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    The accused is over acting and telling lies intentionally. The police have charged him and now the court should not show any mercy and award rigorous punishment and if possible the death sentence.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN DURING CONGI RULE.

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  • stan, dubai

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    He is from Bihar (BJP coalition ruled Bihar this period. He is well trained by the ruling party to tell lies.

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  • George A. Borromeo, Angelore, Mangalore, India

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    Rakeshre dumbu Yakshaganad muni itthara, yepa thundala irena onje dialogue.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    He left for Bihar on 15th when he reached Bihar is important.....????

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  • Sanjay Aithal, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    Stand them up side by side along with their Lawyers(law breakers). shoot them all. Close this tragic chapter once for all.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 12 2013

    Let us beleive his statement.. he too innocent like ISHRAT...

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  • Krishna, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 13 2013

    Ishrat is not alive to claim that she is innocent.Even if she is not innocent, does the khaki thugs have any right to kill in FAKE encounters. By the by where is Police chief Pandey, Why our security forces are unable to trace such a known personality ????

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