Rape accused were drunk, say police

Published: 19th December 2012 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2012 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

Police said the men accused in the gang rape case were drunk when they decided to go for a joy ride on Sunday, making a few extra bucks on the way by giving lifts to people.

“They called out to collect passengers at a bus stop in Munirka and the woman and her male friend boarded it at around 9.15 pm on Sunday. After the incident, they dispersed and accused Raju, Mukesh and Akshay tried to destroy evidence of the incident. Pawan and Vinay went back to their normal vocations and pretended like nothing happened, while Ram Singh and Akshay took the bus to Noida early in the morning to avoid being caught,” Delhi Police said.

The investigation report said Ram Singh was confident and feared no consequence when he brought the vehicle back to R K Puram, where it was identified and seized by the police.

On the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s friend, after the bus crossed Vasant Gaon and turned towards Mahipalpur, three of Ram Singh’s friends seated in the driver’s cabin came to the girl and her friend and started misbehaving with them.

“When the complainant resisted, they started beating him with an iron rod, due to which he suffered injuries to his head, arms and legs. Meanwhile, when the woman tried to save him, two men caught her and another dragged her to the rear of the bus and raped her brutally.

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