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Delhi gang rape case: What happened that ill-fated night?

Publish Date: 29 Dec 2012, 04:10 PM
Last Updated: 29 Dec 2012, 05:01 PM
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What happened that ill-fated night?
What happened that ill-fated night?

New Delhi: The gang rape victim who died in Singapore was headed home after an evening of movie and fun with a friend on December 16 when they spotted a bus plying illegally on Delhi's roads.

After watching the movie in Saket in south Delhi, they had reached Munrika, also in south Delhi, where the private bus was parked by a road.

It was late evening on Dec 16. The crew told them they were headed to Dwarka in west Delhi. It was a lie. The unsuspecting couple had no reason to disbelieve them. It was a terrible blunder. The bus with tinted windows and curtains was under the control of a group of men with criminal mindset, the driver and conducted included.

During the day, the bus ferried school students. At night, the owner left the bus with the crew, unmindful of what they did.

Unknown to the young couple, the men on board the bus had sometime earlier robbed a man of money and dumped him. He went to police, who did not take his complaint seriously. It was the second blunder of the day that was to lead to a horrific crime that stunned and shamed India.

According to police who later put together the sequence of events, once the bus began moving, the six men in the bus caught hold of the woman and dragged her to the back.

She resisted, and so they beat her. The young man was also assaulted when he tried to fight them. Then followed an agonizing 40 minutes when the bus crew gang-raped the girl. If that was not enough, one or more than one of them tortured her with an iron rod.

Their lust satisfied, the battered girl and her friend were dumped by a roadside at Mahipalpur, about eight kilometres away. They lay there naked, shivering and bleeding. No one seemingly bothered to stop by.

It was a routine patrol of the National Highway Authority of India that saw the two and alerted the police. As the enormity of the crime became known, India was shocked.

Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital said they had never seen any rape victim like her. As the girl struggled to live, at one point telling her family that she did not want to die, angry citizens hit the streets across India.

New Delhi saw the largest protests, with violence one day leading to a policeman's death. As demonstrators ranted against the callousness of a system that let buses to ply illegally and allowed such violence to take place, officials were forced to act.

The girl was put on ventilator support right from the time of her admission. But her condition kept deteriorating.

On Wednesday night, the girl was shifted to Singapore in a last ditch attempt to save her. It was too late. When she entered the Mount Elizabeth Hospital, she was already sinking. On Saturday morning, as her distraught family watched, the young woman passed away.


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  • srieya05 Aug 2013, 00:00 AM

    The Delhi Gang-Rape victim died in Singapore for more information http://www.trendsor.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-delhi-gang-rape-victim-died-in.html#.Uf8hL6xrIXs A woman who has been severely gang-raped in New Delhi lost her life on Friday in Singapore, said the chief doctor of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. This gang-rape case made the entire Indians to know the safety of women in the country. This is the case which was taken in to consideration and being interrogated but there are many other cases which do not came in to light and hence one can understand the critical condition of women in the country where women were given utmost respect (in the olden days). Dr.Kevin Loh, the chief... -

  • Tanu30 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    Check out the details here.Compiled after their statements. http://doveranalyst.blogspot.in/2012/12/delhi-gang-rape-horrific-details-and.html

  • Tanu30 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    These are the real details. Compiled from all newspapers after their statements. http://doveranalyst.blogspot.in/2012/12/delhi-gang-rape-horrific-details-and.html

  • Huda 30 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    The men should be tormented in a open stadium ...... they should be tortured to death ....... bleed to death .........

  • arijit30 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    Who knows they did not did the same crime before and probably noone complaint and thats why they dared to continue

  • Aisha Sheikh29 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    Its really shameful and pathetic to what we humans can become, being a pakistani & a women i strongly condemn this gruesome act of voilence. What i personally appreciate is how the whole country has come together as 1 to speak for the girl who was unable to defend herself . The entire nation whether it be celebrities, college students, business society, etc, everyone wants justice. This is really a big thing, which is to feel pain for others and be united in a cause. Personally i feel these victims should be hanged in public with the entire media and people as witnesses and made an example like in Iran to make sure, this NEVER happens again, be it India or anywhere in the world

  • Shehzad Shah29 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    If Government can send the victim to Singapore for better treatment, I strongly suggest they should send the accused to Saudi Arabia for better justice !!

  • Shehzad Shah29 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    If Government can send the victim to Singapore for better treatment, I strongly suggest they should send the accused to Saudi Arabia for better justice !!