Written byAakanksha Raghuvanshi
A 23-year-old paramedic student was gang-raped on December 16, 2012, in a moving bus in the national capital and thrown out of the vehicle along with her male friend.
She later died in a hospital in Singapore.
Today is the sixth anniversary of the horrific Delhi Nirbhaya case. The incident shook the country. As a society, we must make this country a better place for women. Say no to violence against women— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 16, 2018
The gang-rape incident had triggered outrage and protests across the country.
She subsequently came to be known as Nirbhaya, the fearless.
All the six accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder.
While one of the accused hanged himself in prison, another accused - a juvenile then - was given the maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment in a reform facility.
The other four accused were found guilty of rape and murder and later sentenced to death. The incident of gang rape was widely condemned. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also remembered Nirbhaya and pledged to ensure a strong struggle for women safety "despite all hurdles".
Six years ago on this day one of the most brutal and worst crime was committed in the history of Delhi.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 16, 2018
Only way to keep the brave Nirbhaya alive in our minds is to ensure a strong struggle for women safety despite all hurdles in our way
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