Delhi gang-rape: Victim's friend identifies one of the accused

Delhi gang-rape: Victim's friend identifies one of the accused
New Delhi The male friend of the victim in the Delhi gang-rape case has identified one of the accused in an identification parade today. He took a minute to identify one of the accused out of 11 men who were brought in front of him, say police sources.

The friend of the medical student has been helping the police in its investigation. The young man was attacked by a group of drunk and leering men, who then raped his friend in a bus in Delhi on Sunday night. He shared his version of what happened in a Delhi court yesterday.

Four men, including the driver of the chartered bus, have been arrested in the case while two are on the run.

The 23-year-old victim, meanwhile, is on a ventilator at a Delhi hospital. The young woman who was gang-raped and attacked with an iron rod on a bus in Delhi is "stable, conscious and alert" this morning after a major surgery yesterday, her doctors said. Large infected parts of her intestines were removed in a two-hour operation yesterday, the latest in a series of complicated procedures she has gone through since her attack on Sunday night.

On Sunday night, the girl and her male friend, both from Uttar Pradesh, boarded a bus after watching a movie. The six men, who were already on board, began harassing the girl. He tried to stop them. They turned on him with an iron rod, striking his head over and over. She then tried to rescue him. Furious, the six men began hitting her. Then they took turns raping her while one of them kept the bus circling on South Delhi's roads.

The tinted windows of the privately-owned bus concealed the horror unfolding within.
Story First Published: December 20, 2012 16:24 IST