Delhi gangrape: Doctors say injuries indicate rapists were 'psychopathic'

Doctors treating the 23-year-old victim of a brutal gangrape incident in Delhi say that the extent of injuries on the girl are completely shocking, and that the men involved clearly had strong psychopathic tendencies.

"This barbaric act is a result of aggression and frustration . As they were in a group, this aggression and frustration just pushed them to this heinous crime. It is not just a sexual assault, the brutality with which she has been beaten up shows that they had deep psychopathic traits. Drugs, alcohol just make things worse," Dr Jitender Nagpal, head of institute of mental health, Moolchand Hospital told the Times of India.

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The extent of injuries on the victim are extremely severe. She has intestinal damage after being repeatedly hit with a blunt object on her abdomen, and doctors say the extent of genital damage indicates that a blunt object was also probably shoved up her private parts. She is currently receiving treatment at the Safdarjung hospital.

The incident took place on Sunday night, when the victim, a para-medical student and her friend, boarded the bus from Munirka to go to Dwarka, after watching a film. Police said that a group of five to seven people on the bus started misbehaving with the girl a few minutes after she boarded the bus, which had no other passengers.

The victim’s friend tried to prevent the men from molesting her, but the men beat him up and sexually assaulted the girl. The accused then threw the girl and her friend out of the bus near Mahipalpur in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area.

The Times of India report added that the girl had undergone a four-hour operation in which large parts of her intestines had to be removed because of the extent of damage. She has reportedly gained consciousness but is still in a state of shock.

Meanwhile, the Delhi police who arrested three of the seven accused on Monday, said that they had arrested one more suspect this morning.  Three other suspects have been detained for questioning.

The police have also recovered the iron rod, which was used to assault the victim and her friend.

Updated Date: Dec 18, 2012 10:28 AM

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