Delhi Police will invoke murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gangrape and brutal assault of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after treatment.
A senior police official said as soon as they get the official report from the hospital, they will slap murder charges against the accused who were nabbed after the December 16 incident.
The girl, was admitted to the well-known multi-organ transplant facility Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore on Thursday morning in an extremely critical condition, breathed her last at 4:45 AM (2:15 AM India time). She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
The body has been moved to the mortuary in the Singapore General Hospital for completion of some formalities since she is a foreigner, sources said.
The para-medical student, who was conscious, fought a brave battle till the end. She was brought to Singapore for being provided good medical treatment.
Police had initially booked the six men under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 201 (destruction of evidence), 365 (kidnapping or abducting), 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 394 (hurting in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Delhi traffic police also put out a tweet early Saturday morning: "Entire central Vista including Rajpath, Vijay Chowk and all road (sic) leading to India Gate will be closed for general traffic, Kamal Attaturk Marg also closed. All traveler (sic) advised to avoid these roads."
Tilak Marg, Copernicus Marg, K.G Marg, Zakir Hussain Marg and Ashoka Mark will also remain close.
Ten Metro stations in Central Delhi to remain closed on Saturday as per a Delhi Police directive to prevent protesters from reaching India Gate.
The girl had boarded the bus, thinking it to be a legitimate public carriage, from Munirka but was attacked and gangraped even as her male friend accompanying her tried to protect her. He was also injured in the incident.
Police sources said they are planning to file the charge sheet in a court early next week.The arrested persons are driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Akshay Thakur, Pavan and Vinay. The sixth person apprehended claimed that he is a minor and police have sought the court's permission to get a bone check to ascertain his age.
Ten Metro stations in Central Delhi were closed down today for an indefinite period as a precautionary measure by Delhi Police to prevent agitators from reaching India Gate to protest the death of the gang-rape victim.All the stations which were locked down are close to India Gate and Raisina Hills, the epicentre of the protests against the brutal assault of a girl last week.
The stations which will remain out of bounds for people are Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk,
Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Jor Bagh and Khan Market.