'Hang me, I've committed a heinous crime'

'Hang me, I've committed a heinous crime'

'Hang me, I've committed a heinous crime'

Vinay Sharma, one of the six gang rape accused, reckons that he should be hanged for involvement in the hour-long ordeal that the paramedical student and her engineer boyfriend went through on Sunday.

The woman is battling for life on ventilator support at Safdarjung Hospital, while her 28-year-old boyfriend was assaulted with an iron rod.

Vinay, a resident of Ravi Dass Camp at RK Puram sector 3, told Saket Court on Wednesday that he does not want to undergo a test identity parade and confessed of being part of the brutal attack carried out with five of his friends inside a moving chartered school bus.

When metropolitan magistrate Sandeep Garg asked why was he refusing to undergo a test identity parade, Vinay said: “Hang me, I have committed a heinous act. I have beaten up the man, but did not harass the woman.”

Co-accused Pawan Gupta also confessed to his involvement. When Garg asked if he wanted to undergo a test identity parade, Pawan said: “No, I have done a gruesome act and should be punished.”

Vinay and Pawan also told the court that they were ready to get their confession statement recorded under section 164 of the CrPC. Garg ordered for the confession statement to be recorded.

Third accused Mukesh, Singh who has agreed for the test identity parade, will undergo it at Tihar’s Central Jail on Thursday.

The three accused was later produced before metropolitan magistrate Namrita Aggarwal, who sent Pawan and Vinay to police custody, and Mukesh to judicial custody.