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Police resort to tear gas, lathicharge on gang-rape protesters

New Delhi

22-December-2012

Police fired tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse thousands of people who had gathered at Raisana Hill here to protest against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a bus Sunday.

Some students were also injured in the police action.

Police first used water cannons to disperse the crowd but as the protesters did not budge, they used tear gas shells and wielded sticks.

Policemen were seen chasing people, many of them students. Some of the protesters resorted to stone-pelting too.

Apart from Raisana Hill, protesters converged at India Gate too.

The protesters started arriving at India gate since early morning and were soon joined by former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh.

They then began marching towards the high-security Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill but were stopped by security personnel, who had put up barricades.

The rape victim is currently battling for her life in a hospital here.

Police have arrested all the six accused in the case. - IANS