Man seeking to bomb Dec 16 rape accused's house held

Jan 01, 2013, 09:42 IST | Agencies

One of the three men, who allegedly wanted to plant bombs at the house of the prime accused in Dec 16 gang-rape case, was arrested here Monday, police said.


"One person has been held. Two crude bombs were recovered from him," said a police official.
Police received a call around 6 p.m. that three youth were found loitering around the accused's house in Ravidas slum cluster in south Delhi's R.K. Puram area and had threatened to blow it up. 

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Posters are lit by candle light as a tribute to gangrape victim in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

"When the residents asked what they were doing there, they said they have come to blow up the house of Ram Singh," said the official.
"While one was overpowered by the crowd, two managed to escape," the official said, adding he was being questioned.
Ram Singh was the driver of the bus on which the 23-year-old woman was brutally tortured and raped. She died in a Singapore hospital Saturday.

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