Manipal case: 6 more witnesses depose

As many as six witnesses deposed on Friday before District and Sessions Court as the Court resumed the trial in Manipal gang rape case on Friday.

A total number of 24 witnesses are examined in the case including one circumstantial evidence and the trial will continue on February 3 and 4. The victim in the case is summoned to appear before the court of law on February 3 to give her statement. The trial will be held in-camera proceedings. The witnesses who were examined on Friday by the court included close relatives of the accused.

The Manipal police have mentioned total of 108 witnesses in the chargesheet submitted to the court. On the very first day of the trial, two witnesses K S Jaivittal, who is the estate officer in Manipal University and Suresh, a cycle patrolling guard in the University campus were examined on January 6. Accordingly, four witnesses were examined on January 20 and six witnesses each were examined on January 21 and 22 including the circumstantial evidence, that is the autorickshaw which was used to abduct the victim.

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