Shahdara sexual assault case: Delhi Police files charge sheet against 21 people

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Delhi Police on Monday filed a 762-page charge sheet against 21 people, including 12 women, in the horrific sexual assault case of a 20-year-old woman in the capital’s Shahdara area.

The incident, that sent chills down the spine of the people, occurred on January 26 when the victim was allegedly attacked by a group of people, including women, who chopped off her hair, tore her clothes, blackened her face, and then paraded her on the streets of Shahdara area wearing a garland of slippers.

Apart from extreme humiliation, the woman was also allegedly gangraped.

The charge sheet has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including attempt to murder, dacoity, kidnapping, gang rape, assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and otherse. Section 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) has been slapped against an auto-driver.

Of the 21 accused, 5 are juveniles – two girls and three boys. Of the other 16, 12 are women. The charge sheet was filed with the help of 48 witnesses that include public, police and doctors.

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