PM ‘deeply disturbed,’ but rapes happened everyday in the capital

New Delhi: Calling the Delhi gang-rape a very “disturbing incident”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday directed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure such cases do not recur.

Manmohan SinghTalking to a delegation of women MPs on the issue, he said: “It’s a heinous crime. It is very disturbing.”

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhary later told reporters: “The prime minister heard us for nearly 20 minutes. We discussed the need for fast-track courts for such cases. He said he is deeply disturbed and will do all that is possible.”

Congress MP Mohsina Kidwai led the group.

The prime minister also told the delegation that he has directed the home minister to take all measures to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice and such cases do not recur, sources said.

A 23-year-old woman was brutally raped and savaged Sunday night when she and her male friend after watching a movie boarded a private bus at Munirka in south Delhi to go to Dwarka in west Delhi.

She is fighting for her life at Safdarjung Hospital.


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