India 'gang-rape': Student, friend attacked on Delhi bus

Date: 17-12-2012 3:42 pm (9 years ago) | Author: AYOOLA ADEBAYO
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A 23-year-old Indian student has been allegedly gang-raped inside a private bus in the capital, Delhi, police say.

The woman was travelling with a male friend on Sunday night when they were attacked. They were brutally beaten, stripped and thrown out of the vehicle.

Both have been admitted to hospital. The condition of the woman is reported to be "critical".

Delhi is often called the "rape capital of India" - police recorded more than 550 cases in the city last year.

Correspondents say Delhi can be a very difficult city for women, with segxwal harassment commonplace and rapes and abduction all too frequent. The capital's rape figures are higher than for other Indian cities of comparable size, they say.

Police have registered a case and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has promised "strict action" against those responsible.

The woman and her friend had boarded the bus from Munirka area and were on their way to Dwarka in south-west Delhi.

They were returning after watching a film in a mall in south Delhi, police said.

The couple were attacked by "at least four men", police said. Some reports said the attackers included the bus staff.

On Monday, senior police officer Chhaya Sharma appealed to the public to help identify the owner of the bus.

At a press conference, police showed the camera recordings of a white luxury bus which they said could have been the one used in the crime.

The incident has led to outrage in the city.

"This is a shocking incident. I hope that the guilty are punished for the heinous crime," Delhi's Women and Child Development Minister Kiran Walia said.

The chairperson of the National Commission for Women, Mamata Sharma: "Such incidents are increasing in Delhi. Police and government should be really alert.

"We will get an inquiry done and will also inquire with the police as to what action has been taken so far."

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- ajanni at 17-12-2012 08:03 PM (9 years ago)
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thats too bad, i wish her a quick recovery oooooooo, criminals full every where now, here its kidnappers , very soon now , they might kidnapp the serving gov or even his wife or both
Posted: at 17-12-2012 08:03 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- mallorca at 17-12-2012 09:59 PM (9 years ago)
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wahala everywhere

Posted: at 17-12-2012 09:59 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ajanni at 17-12-2012 10:30 PM (9 years ago)
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na so ooooooooooo
Posted: at 17-12-2012 10:30 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- winace at 17-12-2012 11:34 PM (9 years ago)
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I thot indians are cool people. Hmmmm na wa o crase dey everywhere.
Posted: at 17-12-2012 11:34 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ajanni at 18-12-2012 12:00 AM (9 years ago)
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na so ooo
Posted: at 18-12-2012 12:00 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Babydock1 at 18-12-2012 02:28 AM (9 years ago)
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Savagery! Cavemen style! Need to be punishable by firing squad.
Posted: at 18-12-2012 02:28 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- micc at 18-12-2012 07:19 AM (9 years ago)
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Them they show their selves na
Posted: at 18-12-2012 07:19 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Ibinsgirl at 4-01-2013 04:00 PM (9 years ago)
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So no b only Nigeria? May God protect us all
Posted: at 4-01-2013 04:00 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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