The Straits Times
Published on Dec 18, 2012

Bus driver arrested after India gang rape


NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian police on Monday arrested the driver of a bus after a student was gang-raped and thrown out of the vehicle, reports said, in an attack that has sparked fresh concern for women's safety in New Delhi.

The 23-year-old woman accompanied by a male friend boarded a bus on Sunday night and was attacked by at least four men and gang-raped, police said.

Police said the bus driver, who was one of the men who raped the woman, had been arrested, along with his brother, according to the Press Trust of India.

The victim's companion was battered with iron rods before the men took turns and raped her, police officials said earlier.