Delhi gangrape case: Police to file chargesheet today, seek death penalty, CJI tells India to shun 'lynch-mob mentality'

Saket court

The victim, a paramedical student, was gangraped in a moving bus, brutally assaulted and then thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend, a software engineer, who was also thrashed.

The girl and her friend were returning from the Saket mall after watching a film 'Life of Pi' and had boarded the chartered bus at Munirka for Dwarka not knowing it was plying illegally. The minor among the accused had called for passengers telling them that it was going towards their destination.

Inaugurating a fast track court in Saket in south Delhi that will try the accused in the case on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir cautioned against lynch-mob mentality and promised swift justice in cases of sexual offences against women.

"It is good to know that after this rather tragic incident of December 16, people have started raising their voices against certain crimes against society, against crime against women. But the immediate reaction of people has been that don't put these persons to trial, hand them over to us, we will deal with them, hang them.

"Now these kinds of sentiments, which are emotional, are rather dangerous sentiments. But these emotions will continue until the matter comes to us and we deal with them expeditiously," Justice Altamas Kabir said inaugurating the first of the five fast track courts that will hear cases of sexual offences against women.

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