5 years since Nirbhaya gang-rape: Accused are yet to be hanged

Swati Maliwal

Swati Maliwal

The incident triggered outrage and protests across the country, and she subsequently came to be known as "Nirbhaya", the fearless.

"It is very unfortunate that even Nirbhaya herself has not got justice in this country. A strong law needs to be formulated and mindset of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed", Asha Devi, mother of Nirbhaya, was quoted as saying by ANI.

It's been five years since the horrific gang-rape case of Nirbhaya (Dec 16, 2012) took place and the four convicted rapists are still to be hanged.

Remembering, Jyoti aka Nirbhaya, on the fifth anniversary Northeast Today brings a fore some developments related to Nirbhaya gang rape case. On December 12, the apex court had allowed the counsel to file review petition for another convict Akshay Singh and registered the matter for hearing on January 22. She was accompanied by a male friend Awindra Pratap Pandey who was also brutally beaten. Later both were thrown off the bus. She breathed her last 13 days later in a hospital in Singapore.

Ram Singh passes away at Tihar Jail on 11 March 2013, possibly due to suicide.

The four convicts-Pawan, Vinay, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Kumar Singh-were awarded death sentence by the Delhi High Court. The juvenile accused was released following the completion of his compulsory probation period in a remand home.

Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create a stringent law to punish rapists, DCW chief Swati Jai Hind said, "At least when minor girls are raped there should be a law in this country in which such rapists should be punished and given death penalty within six months".

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