Rape Horror: Angry protests erupt on streets of Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 18: The brutal rape of a 23-year-old in the national capital, Delhi, has triggered anger across the nation. 48 hours after the girl was gang-raped, brutally assaulted and left for dead, the 23-year-old victim continues to fight for life in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, Dec 18.

Angry protests were witnessed on the streets of Delhi as students and residents blocked traffic. Who is responsible for allowing such brutality in the national capital? Protesters demanded severe punishment against the rapists. Many protesters have asked capital punishment for the culprits.

"It is a heinous crime. She was fatally injured and we don't know whether she would survive or not? We need justice for the girl. We want Delhi Police to take action against the rapists," said a protester holding a placard.

The incident triggered outrage with students of Jawaharlal Nehru University staging a demonstration outside Vasant Kunj Police Station.

Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, who remained on a ventilator in a critical condition, police said on Tuesday. With the two arrests, the total number of persons arrested in this case has climbed to four. Two persons were arrested on Monday. The woman who was gang-raped and thrown off a moving bus in the capital is still critical and continues to be on ventilator support but can talk now, authorities at the Safdarjung Hospital said on Tuesday.

"The patient is still critical, she is on ventilator support. But since today (Tuesday) morning she has started to speak to the doctor," SN Makwana, press information officer at the hospital, said.

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