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Govt mulls cameras in buses

In the wake of widespread outrage over the gang rape and brutal assault on a 23-year-old para-medical student in a bus, Delhi government on Monday said it would install CCTV cameras inside the buses to ensure safety of women passengers.

‘This is a shocking incident. I hope the guilty are punished for the heinous crime. The Delhi government would now seriously work on installing CCTV cameras inside the buses,’ Women and Child Welfare Minister Kiran Walia said.The victim, who was in the capital for her internship, is in a ‘critical condition’ at Safdarjung hospital, where she was rushed late last night.

Both the girl and her friend, who had boarded the chartered bus with tinted glass windows from Munirka in south Delhi around 9.45 pm to Palam, were assaulted with an iron rod by the men after the duo resisted, before they were dumped on the road side near Mahipalpur flyover, police said.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the government would take all steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

‘I have been told by Transport department  officials that their licence has been cancelled,’ said Walia.

Delhi Transport department had planned to install CCTV cameras in all its buses long ago, but it is yet to be implemented.


WALIA VISITS VICTIM

Minister of Social Welfare, Women amd Child Development, Kiran Walia visited Safdarjung hospital, where the rape victim has been kept under observation. Walia asked doctors to provide the best possible treatment to the girl. She expressed her anguish over the heinous crime and asked DCP Chhaya Sharma to bring the culprits to the book as soon as possible.
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