New Delhi, July 9: Ahead of the verdict on review pleas filed by the accused in the Nirbhaya gang rape case, the victim’s mother said that the system of law and order has failed society.
Speaking to media, Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim, said “It has been six years since the incident took place. Similar incidents are still taking place every day, our system has failed us. Even after so many years, we see cases of brutal rape and murder of young women. This should stop at the earliest.”
She further stated that the Apex Court, who will pronounce the verdict later in the day, must not reduce the quantum of punishment given to the accused.
“Even a death penalty is less for all the accused. But the verdict by the Supreme Court should set an example for Indians,” she added.
Meanwhile echoing a similar stance, the victim’s father, Badrinath Singh, appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take adequate measures in order to provide safety and security to women.
The Apex Court is shceduled to dilever the final verdict on the review petitions filed by the three convicts seeking a reduction of their death sentence to a life term.
On May 4, the Court had reserved its order on the review petitions filed by the convicts– Pawan Gupta (31), Vinay Sharma (25), and Mukesh (31).
The paramedic student was brutally gang-raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 on a moving bus in the national capital by a group of six people.
Later, she succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012, at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital.