Gangrape: Setback for Delhi police, magistrate complaints

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New Delhi, Dec 25: In a major setback for Delhi police, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Usha Chaturvedi filed a serious complaint against the cops.

The SDM accused senior police officials of interfered and intimidated with while recording the statement of the 23-year-old victim at Safdarjung Hospital where she has battling for her life.

She has said, "They tried to pressurise me to record the statement as per their convenience and when I refused, they misbehaved and tried to intimidate me."

Delhi police

Citing the complaint, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ordered for an enquiry into the matter. The CM wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde demanding high level enquiry.

Delhi police, who have been facing tremendous pressure since the news of the gang-rape busted, landed in a major trouble with the latest move of the SDM.

The victim, a paramedical student, said that all the culprits were involved in the gang-rape. This is very significant as till now the Delhi Police were averring that only four of the accused had raped her. It is noteworthy that the victim's male friend had earlier narrated a similar version of events.

The victim stated that she and her friend on Dec 16 "took the auto rickshaw till the DDA Munirka Bus Stop because the driver refused to ferry us till Uttam Nagar" and waited for a bus.

"When the bus with the men came, we boarded it. Minutes later, the men on it first passed a remark at my friend before passing a lewd comment at me," she said.

The victim was only able to whisper due to her serious condition but she gave details of how the accused had beaten up both her friend and her with an iron rod.

"After their attack, all six men took turns to sexually assault me. They threw us on the side of the road where I then fainted," the victim recounted. Her family members stood by the bedside while she recorded the statement before the SDM.

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