I am ashamed, hang me: Delhi gang-rape accused to court

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
[GFX ©news.BDTV.in/Woman's Sketch By Imran Khan] 
New Delhi: In a recent development in the Delhi gang-rape case, three of four arrested accused Mukesh Singh , Vinay Sharma, Pawan  Gupta were produced before a city court were on Wednesday, were two of them confessed to their role in the heinous crime.

Pawan refused to undergo test identification parade saying that he was ashamed of himself and cannot identify himself as he had committed a "heinous act."  Mukesh agrees to undergo test identification parade by victim's male friend.  The Identification Parade will take place on Thursday in Tihar Jail.

Vinay Sharma confessed to beating up the victim’s male friend and demanded that he be hanged.
“I have committed a horrible crime. I had beaten up the boy. I should be hanged,” Vinay told the court.
The court remanded Pawan and Vinay to four-day police custody, while Mukesh was sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

Meanwhile, one of the two absconding accused in the same case has been detained in Aurangabad, Bihar and is being brought to Delhi.

Ram Singh, the driver of the bus, was yesterday sent to five-day police custody.

Police teams are also looking out for the last accused, Raju who is still on the run.

The student and her male friend were beaten, stripped and thrown out of the bus on Sunday evening.
They have been admitted to hospital, where the woman remains in a critical condition.

The 23-year-old victim is continuous to fight for her life. Doctors treating her said the victim had received severe genital and abdominal injuries and lost a lot of blood during the assault. Doctors claimed that they had never seen such brutal assault.

Delhi's rape figures are far higher than other Indian cities of comparable size. A report released says, Delhi witnesses more rapes than the next five country’s metros put together.

According to official statistics, 572 rapes were reported in Delhi last year. Police say they have registered 635 rape cases this year.
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