Nirbhaya horror: A shattered mother laments failure to bring criminals to justice
16, Dec 2018, 3:43 PM IST
New Delhi: On the sixth year of Nirbhaya incident, Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 gang rape victim referred to as 'Nirbhaya,' expressed her disappointment over the failure of law and order system in the country. She requested all parents to not deprive their girls of education, adding that girls should never consider themselves weak.
Speaking to the reporters on the sixth anniversary of the 'Nirbhaya' gang rape case, Devi said, "Culprits in a criminal case like this are still alive. It's a failure of law and order situation. We want to tell the girls everywhere not to consider themselves weak and request parents to not deprive their girls of education."
The 23-year-old paramedic student was raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in South Delhi by five men and a juvenile. The victim, who was severely assaulted, was thrown out on the road along with her male friend. She succumbed to injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29, where she had been airlifted for medical treatment.