Delhi DCP Chayya Sharma who led the effort of cracking the Delhi gangrape case, said that the 23-year-old victim who was brutalised and murdered by six men on a moving bus, was extremely courageous and intelligent.
"She was very smart and brave. She was also very co-operative. The information we got from her and the other victim helped us crack the case quickly", she said in an interview with CNN-IBN.
Recalling the state of the victim immediately after the incident, Sharma said, "it was a very bad case and the state of the victim was bad. It made us very determined to catch the culprits and quickly, and put our best professional output in the case. Her statements subsequently became dying declarations. Finally it helped us prepare a very good chargesheet."
Sharma added that the pressure on the Delhi police to crack the case had been immense, but said that her seniors had given them a free had and largely insulated them from external pressures. "The first 18 hours were very critical to find the perpetrators of the crime, but this was not just about cracking the case. The chargesheet had to be prepared very meticulously and in a record time of 18 days", she said.