Dec 16 gangrape: Police asked to increase security of convicts

A city court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to provide additional security to the four men convicted and sentenced to death in the December 16 gangrape case

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 19, 2013 1:12 am

A city court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to provide additional security to the four men convicted and sentenced to death in the December 16 gangrape case. It also allowed two of them to pursue their studies in jail.

In response to a plea by the defence that the convicts had received life threats from other inmates,Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash directed that they be accommodated in a separate cell. Further,the judge allowed convicts Vinay and Akshay to avail the study facility provided in jail by Delhi University.

In a separate trial,the four convicts have been accused of robbing and attempting to murder a carpenter,a few hours prior to the gangrape of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student on the night of December 16,2012.

The carpenter had earlier alleged that the accused had assaulted and robbed him and then thrown him off the moving bus in a such manner that he would have been crushed by a passing truck. On Wednesday,the nodal officers of three telecom companies deposed in court to confirm the call detail records from the carpenter’s phone on the night of December 16.

According to the carpenter’s testimony,after he was thrown off the bus,an autorickshaw driver gave him his phone to make a call.

The nodal officers confirmed the call details in the court. On the next date,a fingerprint expert and a head constable shall depose as prosecution witness in the court.

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