New Delhi: Rape and murder were apparently the intention of the accused who allegedly gang-raped the paramedical student inside a moving bus on December 16.
Police sources revealed that after the gang-rape and brutal assault, it was Ram Singh, the prime accused, who decided to kill her to protect themselves from being identified. They used the torn clothes of the woman and her male friend to clean the bus after they were dumped.
Ram Singh also kept the victim’s debit card as he wanted to go on a ‘shopping spree’ the next day, police sources said.
Police officials handling the case were in complete shock as the savagery of the accused kept unfolding in the course of the probe.
The 23-year-old woman, stripped and pinned down by the accused, continued to fight them. Since she wouldn’t stop screaming after being gang-raped by all six accused, it was Ram Singh who decided to kill her, police sources said.
Incidentally, the other accused, Mukesh, who was driving the bus, handed over the wheels to Ram Singh as he approached the woman to allegedly rape her, police sources said. After this ghastly act, he resumed driving the bus.
He apparently told his accomplice: “If this girl remains alive, we will be caught.” While some of the accused pinned her down to the floor of the bus, Ram Singh in his bid to ‘murder her’, inserted an iron rod in her genitals and pulled out some organs by inserting his hands in her, investigations revealed.
As the woman lay bleeding and unconscious, Ram Singh told the others: “Dekho, ladki mar gayee (Look, the girl is dead)”.
The male friend, a software engineer, had already been beaten unconscious by the accused, the investigations showed.
Accused assumed that victim was run over by bus
The accused had stripped him and had taken his shoes off along with his money and mobile phone. Thinking both were dead, the accused then planned to dispose of the bodies, sources said.
They slowed down the bus near some bushes and tried to open its rear door. As the door did not open, they threw the victim and her friend from the front door. Ram Singh apparently thought if the woman was thrown from the front door, it would be easier to run her over, the police said.
That, did not happen as the male friend, who had by then regained consciousness, pulled her out from under the bus, sources said.
Police sources said the accused ‘must have presumed they had managed to run her over’.
The accused then took the bus to Ravidas Camp, in R.K. Puram Sector 3, where they tried to remove all traces of evidence by cleaning the bus with the torn clothes of the woman and her friend. Before dispersing, the accused shared the booty among themselves.
The young man’s wristwatch, shoes, mobile, and Rs 2,500 in cash (looted from the couple as well as carpenter Ramdhar) were shared between the accused.