Delhi gangrape: 4 arrested, suspects to be charged 'attempt to murder'

Delhi gangrape

To a question, Kumar said the maximum punishment for this crime was life sentence, but as far as the demands for death sentence for such crimes are concerned, the Delhi Police will send a proposal in this regard to the government.

The city police chief said the bus, which was primarily a school bus, was being used for commercial purposes illegally by the driver.

On the sequence of events, Kumar said the men had allegedly looted a carpenter Ramadhar, whom they offered transport from R K Puram to IIT Gate, at around 8:30 pm, just before they reached Munirka from where they picked up the victim and her friend.

"The men in the bus started asking the them why they were travelling in the night and what they were up to. The male friend told them why should they be bothered. Then they picked up a fight and the boy was hit on his head. The girl also fought with them to save her friend but was hit.

"Then they were enraged and dragged the girl to backseat where they sexually assaulted her," Kumar said.

After assaulting them and dumping them, Ram Singh took to the wheels and then dropped the other five at their houses before parking the vehicle at his owner's place in Noida where he washed the bus in a bid to destroy evidence.

The next day, Monday, he drove back the bus to R K Puram but landed in the police net as investigators were waiting for him after tracking the bus. "The bus was cleaned. But we have got enough forensic evidence like nail scratchings, DNA, hair and lot of other things," Kumar said.

On Monday, almost all the accused went ahead with their daily job, he said

Tracking the bus helped investigators to crack the case soon, a senior police official said, adding the male friend gave them proper description about the bus and the seating arrangement.

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