Gangrape victim speaks to magistrate

As she continues to battle for her life, the 23-year-old gangrape victim has given a “fearless and bold” statement before a magistrate about the brutal assault on Sunday night and wants her tormentors to be swiftly brought to justice.

The statement was recorded before a Sub-Divisional Magistrate by the girl yesterday at the Intensive Care Unit of the Safdarjung Hospital where she has been undergoing number of surgeries and medication since her admission there on Sunday night.

Delhi Police said the girl’s statement corroborates with the version of her male friend who was also assaulted brutally by six men inside a moving bus on Sunday last.

“We are continuously in touch with her parents. She is stable and she got her statement recorded in the presence of a Sub-Divisional Magistrate. She has given a fearless and bold statement. It corroborates with what her male friend has told us,” Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, said.

She said the statement would be of “extremely valuable” to the police who are pursing the case.

Sharma said she is eager that justice is “meted out” to those people.

“In fact, she was so enthusiastic that she wanted to talk to me. But I told her that she has to talk to another person (SDM),” the police official said.

The girl has started speaking to doctors since yesterday and is now breathing on her own without the support of ventilator.

About the arrest of the two persons involved in the case, Sharma said the police team had done a “painstaking, meticulous and awesome” job when it came to picking up the remaining two accused.

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