Delhi, Dec 22: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finally broke his silence over the infamous gangrape in Delhi after instructing Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure sense of security in the national capital.
The prime minister also asked the home minister to maintain the law and order situation in Delhi so that incidents such as the recent brutal gangrape does not recur in the city.
Shinde on Saturday, Dec 22 called the prime minister and later met him at his residence at 7RCR where he briefed Singh about the outburst in the country against the gangrape. Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee along with other government officials have been criticised over not making any public statement so far.
Roads in Delhi have been flooded as lacks of people joined protest demanding justice for the victim of the gangrape. The protesters also demand for a change in prevailing laws in the country.
23-year-old victim was beaten, gangraped by six men in a moving bus and later was stripped and was thrown out of the bus. Her male friend, who tried to protect her, also faced brutality of those six men.
Police arrested the accused. Protest outside Rashtrapati Bhavan became violent when police used tear gas, water canon and lathicharged at the crowd. Enraged by police action, few protesters too pelted stone and hurled slippers at police.
The victim, a paramedical student, has been battling for life in a hospital in the national capital. After six days of the incident, she finally recorded her statement in front of the magistrate. Her statement would be admissible in court.