"The site plans were prepared at the instance of the complainant (the victim's friend). He was physically present with me when the site plans were prepared at his pointing out. It is wrong to suggest that the youth had not visited the places. It is wrong to suggest that site plans were prepared on the basis of the statements of the complainant while sitting in the police station," the IO said during her cross-examination by the counsel of one of the gang rape accused.
Six men, including a juvenile, had on the night of December 16 last year brutally raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy student and assaulted her friend in a moving bus. The victim died of her injuries on December 29 while undergoing emergency treatment at a Singapore Hospital.
During the trial, Ram Singh, the main accused and the driver of the bus, was found dead in Tihar jail in March this year and court proceedings against him stand abated.