2012 Delhi gang rape case
A female physiotherapy student was beaten and gang raped in South Delhi in a bus when she was returning in the evening with a male companion after watching a movie, and was assaulted by five passengers already aboard and the driver. She was taken to Safdarjang Hospital, received multiple surgeries, and was placed on mechanical ventilation.
Here is what happened on the 16th of December the girl along with her male friend boarded a private chartered bus at about 9.30 pm. Just few mins passed by and the woman became suspicious when the bus deviated from its normal route and its doors were shut. When she objected, the group of six men already on board taunted the couple, asking what they were doing alone at a late hour.
When the victim’s friend tried to intervene, he was beaten, gagged and knocked unconscious with an iron rod. The men then dragged the woman to the rear of the bus beating her with the rod and raping her while the bus drove. Medical reports later suggested that the woman suffered serious injuries to her abdomen, intestines and genitals due to assault and penetration using a blunt object suspected to be the same rod. That rod was later described by police as being a rusted, L-shaped implement of the type used with a wheel jack. After the beatings and rape ended, the gang threw the two from the moving bus, and one of the perpetrators later cleaned the vehicle. Police impounded it the next day.
The woman and her companion were found by a passerby on the road, partially clothed and unconscious, around 11 pm. The passerby phoned Delhi Police, who took the couple to hospital, where the woman was given emergency treatment and placed on mechanical ventilation.
She died thirteen days on 29th December later undergoing emergency treatment in Singapore for brain and gastrointestinal damage from the assault.