Charges have been laid against five men and a minor who have pleaded not guilty. The minor will be dealt with accordance to juvenile court, and if convicted, will spend a maximum of three years in reformatory. If the five main suspects are proven guilty, they might face a death sentence.
The incident took place on December 16, when the victims boarded the bus at Munirka in south Delhi on December 16 and were robbed, stripped and thrown out of the bus some 40 minutes later. The suspects are involved in raping the young Indian girl who later died in a Singapore hospital. Ram Singh, Pawan, Vinay and Mukesh were taken into custody within two days of the crime while Akshay and the minor were caught on December 21. Mukesh is Ram Singh’s younger brother.