A 23-year-old woman was battling for life in New Delhi on Monday after a gang of men tortured and raped her in a moving bus and threw her out on the road along with her boyfriend, police said. The bus driver was arrested late in the evening and the vehicle seized, police said,
adding that five other suspects had also been identified
"The patient is critical," hospital spokesman S.N. Makwana told IANS.
Doctors said she had grave injuries on the stomach and intestine, and she bore signs of having been beaten with a blunt object.
Police said they have arrested bus driver Ram Singh, 32, and recovered the bus used in the crime.
The attack took place when the young couple reached Munirka in south Delhi around 9.15 p.m. Sunday after watching a movie at a mall in Saket and boarded a bus to go to Dwarka, police said.
"Around seven men, including the driver and conductor, told the couple they were headed to Dwarka," Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma said.
The men misbehaved with the woman. When the boyfriend intervened, he was beaten up, said Sharma. The woman was then raped in the moving bus by four men.
"Of the seven, four men committed rape. We have prepared two sketches of suspects," she said. The woman's ordeal lasted for half hour.
Both victims were pushed out of the bus at Mahipalpur in south Delhi at around 10.30 p.m. after their mobile phones were snatched.