New Delhi: Delhi police are frantically searching for a girl who was spotted near the IIT flyover by the six accused, minutes before they picked up the 23-year-old paramedical student and gangraped her on December 16.
The accused, after robbing carpenter Ramdhar, wanted to lure a sex worker into their bus. They saw a girl in a black dress and planned to kidnap and gangrape her. The girl, unaware of their plans, took an autorickshaw before they could reach her. A police officer, on condition of anonymity, said the girl was waiting for transportation when she was spotted by the accused.
“The accused revealed it during interrogation. We are searching for the girl and auto driver. We will check CCTV footage from nearby hotels to identify the auto and the girl. They can help us strengthen the case,” he said.
The accused stopped the bus close to the girl, but she had already hired an autorickshaw. They then turned towards Munirka, where the 23-year-old paramedical student and her male friend were waiting, and offered them a lift in the bus.
The accused, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma, told the police during interrogation that they had planned to rob and gangrape the girl who had hired an autorickshaw.
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