Delhi gang-rape: victim's friend, also on bus, gives statement in court
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New Delhi: The police said the men were looking for some fun. They had been drinking, having a party, and decided to go on a joy ride. They began circling the capital in a private bus, the police said, when they spotted a couple looking for a ride home. They waved the man and woman onboard and charged them each 36 cents.
And then, the police said, the men beat the couple with an iron rod and repeatedly raped the woman as the bus circled the city. The woman suffered severe injuries to her head and intestines and required multiple operations, local news media reported, indicators of an assault so savage that New Delhi on Tuesday was shaking with public outrage. Protesters encircled a police station and blocked a major highway. India's Parliament erupted in angry protests and condemnation.
"A terrible, terrible atrocity has happened," Renuka Chowdhury, a Member of Parliament, said Tuesday during a raucous session in the upper house. "I am not going to allow this incident to become another statistic."
[link to www.ndtv.com]