New Delhi: The Home Ministry has initiated another inquiry into the Delhi gang rape case which would be monitored by a joint secretary level officer.
The allegations of police reaching late at the crime spot and taking time in initiating action will be looked into during the investigations.

Earlier, an inquiry had been ordered by Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde against the police for interference during victim’s testimony. It is to be noted that the Rape victim’s friend in an interview to a TV channel has raised several questions over the manner in which the police handled the entire incident.

Meanwhile, the Centre has set up a Commission of Inquiry lead by Justice (Retd) Usha Mehra of the Delhi high Court to look into the gang rape case and suggest measures to improve safety and security of women. Police crackdown on the protesters is also being investigated.

Notably the victim’s friend in an interview revealed that the police after reaching the spot wasted time over deciding the jurisdiction of the area under which the incident happened thereby causing a lot of delay in admitting the victim to hospital. This is being termed as one of the reasons which caused the victim’s death.

However, the police claim that there was no delay on their part and they reached the spot soon after receiving the information.

The 23-year-old physiotherapist was brutally raped by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 and she died in a Singapore hospital on December 29, where she was being treated for the grievous injuries.


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