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Dec 22, 2012 at 09:23pm IST

Delhi gangrape victim has given a very bold statement: Police

New Delhi: Police on Saturday while conforming that they have recorded the statement of the Delhi gangrape victim, said that the 23-year-old girl has given a 'very bold statement'.

DCP (south) Chhaya Sharma further said that the version given by the 23-year-old girl corroborates the statement of her male friend. The police on Friday arrested the sixth and final accused from Aurangabad in Bihar.

Addressing a press conference, Chhaya Sharma said, "The juvenile accused (named Raju), whom we caught yesterday, has had a very wayward life. He has six siblings, his father is mentally unstable. He has not contacted any of his family members in the past five years."

Giving more details, Chhaya said, "When Raju came to Delhi, he worked at a tea stall and later joined as a helper in various buses."

The Delhi Police had been conducting raids in Haryana and Bihar to trace the arrested accused, who had been absconding since the incident took place.

On Thursday, one of the four accused in the case was "identified" by the victim's friend during a Test Identification Parade (TIP) at Tihar Jail. The 23-year-old victim's male friend, an engineer in a software company, identified Mukesh during TIP, a senior police official said. Out of the four accused, only Mukesh had agreed to TIP when he was produced before a court on Thursday. Other accused, Ram Singh, Pawan and Vinay, had refused to undergo TIP.

Police have invoked the stringent charges of attempt to murder and destruction of evidence against the accused. Investigators had earlier pressed charges against them under sections 365 (kidnapping or abducting), 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 394 (hurting in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.

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