New Delhi, Dec 16: Five years since December 16, 2012 gang-rape case of Nirbhaya, the mother of victim Asha Devi Singh expressed hope for justice as the culprits are still alive.
“Even after 5 years, her culprits are alive. If justice isn’t served on time, people cease to be scared of law”, Nirbhaya’s mother said, news agency ANI quoted.
Even after 5 years, her culprits are alive. If justice isn't served on time, people cease to be scared of law. A strong law needs to be formulated & mindset of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed: Asha Devi, Mother of #Nirbhaya pic.twitter.com/IsCFi4T5dA
— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2017
She stated, there is a need for the formulation of strong law, adding the mindset of everyone be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed.
On this day, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gangraped by six men in a moving charter bus in the national capital which left everyone stunned. After thirteen days, the victim succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital.
The shocking incident had triggered a nation-wide outrage over violence against women in the country.
The four convicts – Pawan, Vinay, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Kumar Singh – were granted death sentence by the High Court.
While, the fifth accused, Ram Singh, found hanged in the jail. The juvenile accused has been released after completing mandatory probation period in a remand home.
Following this, on May 5 this year, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of all four convicts.
Last month, the chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to Tihar Jail Administration and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South District asking why Nirbhaya rapists not executed yet.
The step was taken as Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi in a complaint to DCW asked why death sentence has not been given carried out even after five months of Supreme Court’s verdict in Nirbhaya gangrape case.
In the notice, she has questioned that even after five months of Supreme Court’s verdict, why the accused have not been hanged. She also mentioned whether the Tihar Jail officials have issued an order of death sentence to the four accused. If the order has been issued, then reasons for not adhering to the order.
The Commission has sought a reply from the officials and DCP to the aforementioned inquiries by November 6.
Further DCW’s Chairperson expressed disappointment over delay in the execution and providing justice to Nirbhaya. Nirbhaya’s mother and the entire nation who are pleading for justice are yet to receive it. She demanded that the convicts must be hanged at the earliest.