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Four held in Delhi gangrape case


AGENCIES | New Delhi, December 17, 2012 16:37
Tags : Rape | Delhi girl | Mahipalpur | gangrape | Safdarjung Hospital | four arrested in rape case |

Four held in Delhi gangrape caseAs a girl in her 20s, a para-medical student, battles for life at Safdarjung Hospital in the city following gang-rape in a moving bus Sunday night, Delhi Police said four suspected attackers have been held.

Reports said that the condition of the girl has deteriorated, and that she was placed on ventilator with grave injuries in the stomach and intestine, and that she bore signs of having been beaten with a blunt object.

The incident occurred when the girl, a para-medical student, along with her boyfriend boarded the bus at Munirka to go to Dwarka, after watching a movie Sunday night.

Around five to seven bus crew started misbehaving with the girl. When the girl's boyfriend intervened, he was beaten up and the girl sexually assaulted.

The girl and her boyfriend were thrown out of the bus near Mahipalpur in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area.

Both victims were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital by a Police Control Room (PCR) van.

While the girl battles for life, her boyfriend was discharged from the hospital. Police have recorded his statement and registered a case.

Delhi Police said they have detained four men suspected to have been involved in the rape. Two buses have also been impounded.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, appalled at the girl's condition, said "strict action" would be taken against her attackers.

"The transport department has told me that the license of the bus has been cancelled and strict action would be taken, not only against this White Line bus but also to prevent any such incident in future," Dikshit told reporters here.

Education and Social Welfare Minister Kiran Walia, echoing the chief minister, said: "No one will be spared". "It is a shocking incident, we will take strict action," Walia told reporters here.

Mamta Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, said she would have a word with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and also keep tabs on police investigations into the case.

"If an incident like this can take place in the thickly populated Munirka area, it just shows that the police are not alert," she said.

Sharma also said the girl's "male friend may have been involved with the accused".

Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that "neither the home ministry nor Delhi Police are able to check such incidents" which have been on the rise.

"Delhi's law and order is being handled very irresponsibly by the Delhi government," he said.

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