New Delhi: A Delhi Police official today told a special court that the bus in which a 23-year-old girl was gangraped on December 16 night was identified by the victim’s friend and the main accused Ram Singh was arrested from the vehicle itself.
Deposing as a prosecution witness, a Sub Inspector told Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna that after the victim’s male friend, who was beaten up by the six accused, was declared fit for statement, he had identified the bus, in which they boarded on the fateful night, in the CCTV footage of a hotel.
“The said footage (of hotel’s CCTV) was shown to the complainant and he identified a bus in the footage which was like the bus they had boarded,” the official said.
He said that on the basis of a secret information received by the investigating officer (IO), they spotted the bus, in which the victim was gangraped by the six persons, which was parked at R K Puram in South Delhi.
“…on the basis of a secret information received by her (IO). We reached Sector-3, R K Puram. When we reached Ravi Dass Camp, we saw the bus parked near Gurudwara. It was a white colour bus on which ‘Yadav’ was written on one side. This Yadav was similar to the word written on the bus seen in the CCTV footage of Hotel Airport.
“When we reached near the bus one person got down from it and after seeing us he started running, I chased that person and apprehended him… Upon inquiry that person disclosed his name as Ram Singh (since deceased),” he said.
Six men, including a juvenile, had allegedly gangraped a girl in a moving bus here on the night of December 16, 2012. The girl had later died of her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29.