Girl gangraped in Delhi bus: Cops ready sketches, govt goes for CCTVs

Crime against women

Senior BJP leader V.K. Malhotra on his part lashed out at the Congress Government over the untoward incident, and questioned as to why no action has been initiated so far.

"Delhi has once again been shamed. It is being repeatedly said now that Delhi has become the rape capital. When we used to talk about providing safety to the feminine gender, then it was said that women here are safe," said Malhotra.

"Sheila Dikshit is the Chief Minister, Sonia Gandhi is there in the Centre, Krishna Tirath is a Minister, there is National Commission, but despite all these cases of rape against the women are on the rise in Delhi. Nothing can be more ashamed than a case that the rape has been done in a moving bus. Why was action not initiated?" he asked.

Rape reaction: Delhi buses to come with CCTV cameras

In the wake of a widespread outrage over the gang rape and brutal assault of a 23-year-old para-medical student in a bus, Delhi government today said it would install CCTV cameras inside the buses to ensure safety of women passengers.

"This is a shocking incident. I hope that the guilty are punished for the heinous crime. The Delhi government would now seriously work on installing CCTV cameras inside the buses," Women and Child Welfare Minister Kiran Walia said.

The victim, who pursues the course in Uttarakhand and is in the capital for her internship, is in a "critical condition" at the Safdarjung Hospital where she was rushed late last night after the crime which sparked outrage.

Both the girl and her male friend, who had boarded the chartered bus with tinted glass windows from Munirka in south Delhi around 9.45 PM to Palam, were assaulted with an iron rod by the men after the duo resisted before they were dumped on the road side near Mahipalpur flyover, police said today.

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