India gang rape: bus driver’s makes a grim ‘confession’

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January 14, 2013

Bus driver Ram Singh, accused of a gang rape and murder of an Indian student, confessed that he attempted to kill the victim to prevent her from identifying her attackers. He also revealed that the six men cleaned the blood from the bus with the victim’s clothes before burning it.

January 14, 2013

Bus driver Ram Singh, accused of a gang rape and murder of an Indian student, confessed that he attempted to kill the victim to prevent her from identifying her attackers. He also revealed that the six men cleaned the blood from the bus with the victim’s clothes before burning it.

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The bus driver accused of the gang rape of an Indian student allegedly told police in a statement that he tried to kill the woman so that she couldn't identify her attackers, according to reports.

Ram Singh is one of five men and a juvenile accused of attacking the 23-year-old woman, who later died, in a crime that has rocked India. In his statement, he said that after the attack the group of six men cleaned blood from the bus with the clothing of their victim, before burning it.

He is due back in court with his co-accused today (MONDAY).

In the statement, he said that the group had set off with a plan to kidnap and rape a woman and have "a lot of fun".

But once they had assaulted her, he began to worry about being arrested.

"If the girl survived she would recognize us later," he said in the statement, seen by the Independent newspaper.

"So with the intention of killing her I…" he said, describing how he tried to kill her.

The young woman fainted, and he thought she was dead. The group then threw her and her male companion off the bus, he said, hoping they would get crushed by the tires. They later used their victim's clothing to clean the bus in an attempt to get rid of the evidence. The woman died two weeks later in hospital in Singapore, triggering an outpouring of anger in India. Her mother last night said she hoped all six men would receive the death penalty.

Mr Singh's lawyer Mr AK Anand, said the alleged confession would not stand up in court.

"A confession is immaterial as concerns Indian law. no statement made in the presence of police has any value in the eyes of the law."

Previously, another lawyer for the men claimed they had been tortured by police.


Courtesy: Daily Telegraph

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