New Delhi, Jan. 5 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Congress party and Delhi Police over the allegation levelled by the Delhi gang-rape victim''s friend in an interview.
The 23-year-old victim''s friend, the only eyewitness to the heinous crime, blamed that the policemen were arguing over jurisdiction of the crime scene instead of taking them to hospital.
Interacting with mediapersons at a press conference here, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "The BJP would like to know that want kind of teachings and training the government has given to the Delhi Police. Saving the life of the people is more important or fighting over the jurisdiction, it is very unfortunate."
"We should have known that this has happened, what is the Police Commissioner doing there. He is assaulting protestors and doing all kind of funny things. What has to be done, he doesn''t do. Which police inspector is responsible, which sub-inspector is responsible. They must have taken action by now," said Prasad.
Prasad also demanded statements from Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on the issue.
However, the Delhi Police has refuted all the allegations made by the 23-year-old victim''s friend, saying there was no delay on its part and that it was not looking for any appreciation.
Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Gogia, who gave a point-by-point rebuttal to all the allegations, said the PCR van took only 16 minutes to respond and transport victim to the hospital.
In a an interview to a private TV news channel, the victim''s friend, who is the only eyewitness to the heinous crime, blamed not only the Delhi Police for fighting over jurisdiction instead of helping them but also the passer-bys for their indifference.
He said that three police vans arrived after 45 minutes and wasted crucial time in deciding the territorial jurisdiction of the police station under which the case falls.
The medical student was brutally raped and assaulted in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012. She died of her injuries on December 29, 2012 in the multi-specialty Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Her male friend, who was accompanying her that day, was also assaulted by the accused and both of them were thrown out of the bus. (ANI)