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NCW blames Delhi Police for student's rape in moving bus

ANI  New Delhi/Kota, December 17, 2012
First Published: 14:16 IST(17/12/2012) | Last Updated: 14:19 IST(17/12/2012)

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma on Monday blamed the Delhi Police for failing to make roads of the national capital safe for girls after a 23-year-old student of medicine in Delhi University was allegedly raped in a moving bus.

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A 23-year-old student of medicine in Delhi University has been allegedly raped by five men in a moving bus last night and thrown off the moving vehicle in a semi-naked condition near Mahipalpur flyover.

The victim is at the Safdarjung Hospital in critical condition.

"This incident has taken place in a thickly populated area - Munirka to Mahipalpur. Due to failure and carelessness of the police such incident has taken place," said Sharma.

The National Commission for Women chairman also said that she will write to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit to take steps to prevent such incidents from happening in future.

The victim along with a male friend had boarded a whiteline private bus at around 11pm from Munirka in south Delhi to go to Palam, where she lives.

Police said that around five to seven bus crew started misbehaving with the girl a few minutes after she boarded the bus, which was traveling without other passengers.

The victim's boyfriend tried to prevent the men from molesting her, but the men beat him up and sexually assaulted the girl.

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

"They took out a rod and beat him badly and then dragged her to the bus cabin where they raped her," the uncle of victim's friend said.

Her friend, who used to work in a software firm, was escorting her home after watching a film at the Select City Walk mall in Saket.

The police said it was not clear yet whether the five assailants were passengers or bus staff.

The victim's friend registered a complaint with the Vasant Vihar police station at around 1.15am.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged at the Vasant Vihar police station. The cops have seized two buses, however, no arrests have been made so far.


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