Delhi gang-rape victim's statement recorded in hospital

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The 23-year-old gang-rape victim recorded her statement Friday at Safdurjung Hospital before a sub-divisional magistrate. Her male friend, who was with her during the incident, was also present at the hospital, police said Saturday.

The victim's statement was recorded before a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and senior police officers at Safdurjung Hospital.

Deputy Commissioner of police Chhaya Sharma said the victim was eager to give her statement and was happy to know that all the six accused had been caught.

"The statement of her friend was read by a police officer in front of the SDM, which she corroborated, said Sharma.

"She spoke slowly while replying to questions," Sharma added.

"We recorded her statement after getting clearance from doctors that she was fit to speak," she added.

The woman was brutally gang-raped by six men Dec 16 night in a moving private bus which she and her friend boarded in south Delhi's Munirka after watching a film. Her friend was also beaten up.

All the six accused have been arrested.

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