Bus took two rounds of route, went past two PCR vans: Police probe

On Sunday between 9.30 pm and 10.15 pm, a chartered Whiteline bus did two rounds of the same route in south Delhi, taking the turn below NH-8 flyover in Mahipalpur thrice — once to take a right to get on to Dwarka road and two U-turns.

Two PCR vans, which were stationed on this route, did not notice anything suspicious about a chartered bus being driven around on the same route.

A 23-year-old paramedic student and her friend, a 28-year-old engineer, were tortured allegedly by six men on this bus. The woman was gangraped and the two were later dumped in Mahipalpur.

Police sources said a PCR van moves only when there is a distress call. It can, however, move to check any suspicious activity.

A senior police officer said there were two PCR vans stationed near the bus route. One was stationed 30 metres from the route of the bus, at Ramlal Anand College on the Benito Juarez Marg. The second van was at the intersection of NH 8-Dwarka road.

The woman and her friend boarded the bus at Munirka. It was driven on the Outer Ring Road till it merged with NH-8. From there, the driver took a right turn under the NH-8 flyover and drove down Dwarka road. He took a U-turn under the Dwarka flyover and returned to NH-8, police sources said.

The bus then took the service road along NH-8 towards Mahipalpur crossing. They reached the NH-8 intersection point, took a U-turn and went back to the intersection of NH-8 along the Dwarka road. From there, they again took a U-turn and came back on the service road along NH-8 towards the Mahipalpur crossing, sources said.

After taking another U-turn at the Mahipalpur crossing, the men threw out the victims outside the GMR office and drove to RK Puram, along the Outer Ring Road.

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