Delhi Police has filed a case against Zee News for revealing the identity of the Delhi rape victim by carrying the interview of her male friend, who survived the brutal attack by six men on December 16, reported IANS.
"A case under Section 228-A of the Indian Penal Code was filed against Zee News at police station Vasant Vihar," IANS quoted Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat as saying.
According to Section 228A, whoever prints or publishers the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom an offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, or section 376D is alleged or found to have been committed shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.
In an exclusive interview to Zee News, the victim's friend blamed the police and hospital authorities for not taling good care of them. He said the the police wasted half and hour arguing about the jurisdiction the case fell instead of taking them to hospital.
A 23-year-old medical student was raped, severely beaten and thrown off a moving bus along with her male friend by six men on Dec 16, triggering one of the biggest protests in the country.
She went through multiple organ transplants at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi before being airlifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore where she succumbed to injuries on December 29.
The six men involved in the crime, including a juvenille, are now in police custody.