NEW DELHI (RTV) - Police in eastern India's Bihar state on Friday arrested the sixth accused in the brutal gang rape case of a 23-year-old paramedic student on a moving bus in New Delhi.
The medical student was gang-raped in New Delhi on December 16 and was later thrown out of the moving vehicle in a semi-naked condition.
The girl's friend tried to prevent the men from molesting her, but the men thrashed him and raped the girl.
The sixth accused in connection with the brutal act was arrested from Tandwa town in Aurangabad district, which is about 120 kilometers from main city Patna.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Aurangabad, Pranav Kumar Praveen said that the Bihar police, along with Delhi police, had laid a trap to arrest the accused.
"The Tandwa police was instructed that the wanted accused must be arrested immediately on the demand of the Delhi police. Based on the tip-off the Tandwa police had laid a trap and we knew that he will come here in the evening and both the police successfully caught him," he said.
With the arrest of the sixth accused, Akshay Thakur, the police has managed to get hold of all those accused of committing the heinous crime.
The police had earlier arrested a bus driver and four other accused in connection with the gang rape. The other suspects have been identified from CCTV footage.
The case has sparked protests across the country, where enraged public, especially women, have taken to streets, demanding stringent action against the perpetrators.
The victim, who is on ventilator support, has severe genital, abdominal and head injuries and is battling for her life in a city hospital.