‘I want to live’: Extraordinary courage of rape victim who lost intestines in horrific attack on Indian bus as police use tear gas on her supportersVictim is writing notes to her family as she fights for life in hospitalProtesters clash with police as they try to march on presidential palaceSupporters calling for the death penalty for rapists | UPDATED: 23:09 GMT, 22 December 2012 A 23-year-old student who was brutally gang raped by up to seven men has told her family she wants to live as protests rage in India's capital in response to the attack. Thousands of demonstrators have clashed with police after they tried to march to the presidential building in New Delhi, throwing stones while tear gas was fired in retaliation. Inside the Intensive Care Unit at Safdarjung Hospital, the young victim has been communicating with her parents by scrawling notes on a piece of paper as she battles to stay alive.
Thousands of robbers and rapists let off with cautions, despite guidelines that they should only be given for minor offences | UPDATED: 04:26 GMT, 2 December 2012 More than half a million criminals have been let off with warnings for serious offences including rape, burglary and arson. Official figures revealing the full scale of the problem show more than 400 sex offenders who admitted rape or attempted rape over the past 15 years walked free after being given a caution by police.