Nirbhaya's mother approaches DCW over delay in execution of convicts
The mother of the 23-year-old paramedic student, who was brutally gang-raped and murdered in 2012, today said she approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to look into the delay in execution of the convicts. The DCW issued a notice yesterday to Tihar Jail authorities over the delay in execution of convicts in the December 15, 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.
Victim's mother had complained last year and in July also
Urging the authorities to hang the convicts as soon as possible, Nirbhaya's mother said she wants justice for her daughter and it wouldn't be served till her murderers are executed. She said she had approached the DCW in July. She had complained to the DCW last year too, asking why the criminals haven't been hanged as per the Supreme Court order.
SC termed the incident as 'most brutal, barbaric, diabolical' attack
In May last year, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence to four men convicted of the savage rape and murder of the 23-year-old paramedic student, terming it as an attack "most brutal, barbaric, and diabolical". In July, the apex court dismissed review pleas filed by three of the convicts while the fourth convict did not seek a review.
DCW Chairman demands explanation over delay in execution
Issuing the notice to Tihar Jail authorities, DCW Chairperson, Swati Maliwal, demanded an explanation over the delay in execution of these convicts. She said that they should be executed at the earliest in order to create a strong deterrence in the society.
Brief history of the infamous 'Nirbhaya' case
Six men had assaulted the woman, who was later known as 'Nirbhaya' (the fearless), and her male friend in a moving bus in New Delhi. She was thrown out of the bus, so grievously injured that her insides were spilling out - along with her male friend near the airport. A fortnight later, on December 29, 2012, she succumbed in a hospital in Singapore.