Victim’s friend goes to hometown
The gangrape victim's male friend, who had been assaulted by the rapists on 16 December, did not attend the funeral of the woman and left Saturday night for his hometown in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, police sources said Sunday. ‘The man and his family did not attend the cremation, the reason for that is not known,’ a police source said.‘They left last night by Lucknow Mail,’ the police source said. The young man and his family, who were in Delhi till Saturday evening, had said they would be attending the funeral. Police called his family members early Sunday for the funeral, but no one turned up, said the source. ‘They gave no reason for not attending the funeral,’ said the police source.