Delhi gang-rape: Victim's intestines removed

Udupi Today Media Network

New Delhi, 20 December 2012: The intestines of the 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in Delhi by a group of men Sunday night have been removed in a two-hour surgery, doctors said Wednesday, adding that the victim is "still critical". Describing the incident as "one of the most tragic incidents" that they had ever seen, the doctors said the victim's badly damaged intestines were susceptible to gangrene and had to be removed.


"She is under close monitoring and all emergency procedures have been performed," B.D. Athani, medical superintendent at Safdarjung Hospital told reporters. The doctor said the woman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was on ventilator. Her blood pressure and platelet levels were unstable. Her condition had "slightly deteriorated" Tuesday, according to doctors.


The brutal rape and torture occurred Sunday night when the girl and her male friend boarded a private bus at Munirka in south Delhi to go to Dwarka in west Delhi after watching a movie. The woman was beaten up and raped by around six men inside the moving bus.


In a crucial development in the Delhi gang-rape case, three of the four arrested accused – Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma – were produced before a city court on Wednesday, where two of them confessed to their crime. The three were produced before a court in Saket. The court remanded Pawan and Vinay to four-day police custody, while Mukesh was sent to judicial custody for 14 days.


Vinay Sharma confessed to beating up the victim’s male friend and demanded that he be hanged. “I have committed a horrible crime. I had beaten up the boy. I should be hanged,” Vinay told the court. Pawan also said he had committed a “heinous act” and was ashamed of himself, but refused to undergo an identification parade.


The third accused, Mukesh – who is the brother of main accused Ram Singh – did not confess to the crime but agreed to undergo identification test by the victim's male friend. The court said Mukesh would undergo identification test tomorrow at Tihar Jail. Ram Singh, the driver of the bus, was yesterday sent to five-day police custody.


In a related development one of the two absconding accused, Akshay Thakur, has been detained in Aurangabad, Bihar. He is being brought to Delhi. Police teams are also looking out for the last accused, Raju. While Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor, was arrested yesterday morning, Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh and Pawan Gupta alias Kalu, a fruit seller, were arrested from Ravidas Camp slum in RK Puram area of South Delhi earlier.



Angry protests erupted across India on Wednesday over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student with the national capital being the epicentre of demonstrations outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence, Police Headquarters and at India Gate. Police had to use water cannons to disperse the protesters outside Dikshit's residence when they tried to bring down metal barricades.


Hundreds of slogan-shouting people gathered at India Gate evening to protest against the brutal rape of the paramedical student in Delhi demanding strong action against the accused. As cold winds blew, old and young, men and women started gathering at India Gate at around 5:00 pm and the numbers grew in large within an hour and they carried on with the campaign for hours. The protesters held candles and shouted slogans demanding stringent punishment for the perpetrators.


The outrage among the protesters was so intense that one group of over 200 people broke away from the demonstration at the War memorial and started marching towards the high security zone in Raisina Hills where Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Home, Defence, External Affairs and Finance are located, taking police by surprise.


The agitated group managed to reach near South Block where they demanded they be allowed to meet Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde or Home Secretary R K Singh. Police immediately swung into action barricading Raisina Hills. A large number of policemen were also rushed to the spot.


Outraged people condemning the gang-rape on the girl student in a moving bus on Sunday night also staged protests in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai among other cities. Demanding stern action against the six accused, scores of protesters associated with All India Students' Association (AISA), All India Democratic Womens' Association (AIDWA) and other organisations staged protest in front of the residence of Sheila Dikshit and Police Headquarters.


"My body my right my city my right," was an inscription in one of the scores of placards carried by the protesters. "We want equal rights for women," said another placard. BJP's Delhi unit also staged protests at Jantar Mantar.


- Agencies



Shwetha, Bangalore

 I really think they all should be hanged, but first they should be tortured. I really don't understand what goes through this people's mind. Don't these people have mothers and sisters. Also I think the police need to take some action.

Rajesh Prabhu, Bengaluru

 My First question is... How come the bus has not been stopped when it crossed several check points ? All the men have to be punished not by hanging to death instead serving the entire life time in the jail with extreme punishments, so at-least this kind of incidents will not happen often.

Shekar Shetty, Kundapura

 All the accused should be hanged till death. It's time to set an example INDIA.. It's high time.

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