Gang-rape accused to be produced in court today

New Delhi (IANS) Five of the six accused in the Dec 16 gang-rape of a 23-year-old will be produced in the Saket district court here today afternoon.

The sixth, who is 17 years and six months old according to his school certificates, will be produced before a juvenile justice board.

Two of the six accused had Sunday expressed the wish to turn into state witnesses. Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor, and Pawan Gupta, a fruit-seller, had confessed to their crime when produced before the court on Dec 19.

The two said they wanted to be witnesses in the case and refused to take the service of a legal aid counsel.

The six are accused of raping and brutally beating a physiotherapy intern in a moving bus in Delhi on the night of Dec 16. The victim died in a Singapore hospital Dec 29.

The incident has caused widespread rage and protests all over the nation, with protests being staged in several major cities, mainly in Delhi.

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