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article imageIndian student in critical condition after gang-rape on city bus

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 17, 2012 in World
Four men have been detained following the gang-rape of a student on a private bus. The victim is fighting for her life on a hospital ventilator. Her boyfriend, who tried to protect her, was badly beaten.
A 23-year-old medical student is in a critical condition after being gang-raped by at least four men and thrown from a moving bus. The Times of India reported her 28-year-old boyfriend, who was badly beaten and also thrown from the bus, has been discharged from hospital following the attack.
The assault took place in a private bus in Delhi, the city dubbed the "rape capital of India." The driver and the conductor "allegedly misbehaved with the woman" along with another four or five men. Police have now detained four men and the search for their accomplices continues.
The young man's uncle, Deepak Tripathi, said "When my nephew tried to save the girl, he was beaten with iron rods. The girl was then gang-raped." Doctors have said the female victim bears signs of being beaten with a blunt object.
The BBC reported Mamata Sharma, chairperson of of the National Commission for Women, said "Such incidents are increasing in Delhi. Police and government should be really alert."
The brutal assault has provoked outrage in India. Channel News Asia reported 568 reports of rape were registered in Delhi in 2011, with many more cases not registered.
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