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Delhi gangrape: How the accused were traced, arrested

Updated: December 18, 2012, 3:28 PM IST
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Delhi gangrape: How the accused were traced, arrested
Police used modern technology to trace the private bus in which the crime was committed and the accused.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested some of the accused in the gangrape of 23-year-old paramedical student from Dehradun. Police teams scanned several buses and finally managed to trace the bus in which the crime was committed. During the investigation police also took the help of modern technology and finally caught the gangrape accused.

Firstly the police collected CCTV footage which showed a bus in which the girl was gangraped. The police found the CCTV footage from the outside of a hotel on NH 8. There was a black band and a school's name was written on front of the bus. After getting the clues the police spoke to several private bus transporters. Everyday nearly 40 private buses are parked in RK Puram Sector 3. One of the transporters identified the bus in the CCTV.

After the bus was traced, its driver was identified as Ram Singh. The accused had also looted the victim and her male friend's mobile phones. The girl had one mobile while her friend had two. The police started to send blank message on these three mobile numbers since Monday morning but the mobiles were switched off.

Finally, the message was delivered when one of the accused switched on the stolen mobile in the afternoon which helped the police locate the phone. The mobile was traced and the police team reached there and arrested one of the accused.

Delhi police arrested three accused - Ram Singh and two others. A total of four accused have been arrested till now while the search is on for two others. All the accused lived in the slums of RK Puram. Bus driver Ram Singh and his brother are the main accused. Mukesh was driving the bus when the girl was raped. The bus is owned by one Pradeev Yadav, who had given his bus to one of the schools on contract. The bus was covered with the curtains and bus crossed three police barricades while travelling for over 8 kilometres on Sunday night.

First Published: December 18, 2012, 3:28 PM IST
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