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Dec. 16 gangrape: Victim’s parents to hold protest at Jantar Mantar

Demonstrators hold candles during a candlelight vigil to mark the first death anniversary of the Delhi gang rape victim, in New Delhi December 29, 2013. A 23-year-old woman was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi December 16, 2012, beaten and then pushed out onto the street along with her male companion. She died December 29, 2012 amid an outpouring of anger across India. Four men were sentenced to death while a teenager was sentenced to juvenile custody. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Demonstrators hold candles during a candlelight vigil to mark the first death anniversary of the Delhi gang rape victim, in New Delhi December 29, 2013. A 23-year-old woman was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi December 16, 2012, beaten and then pushed out onto the street along with her male companion. She died December 29, 2012 amid an outpouring of anger across India. Four men were sentenced to death while a teenager was sentenced to juvenile custody. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW)

New Delhi: With the juvenile convict of the December 16 gangrape case set to be free today, the parents of the victim will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar.

The parents of the victim had earlier decided to hold the protest at the India Gate, but because of the imposition of Section 144 in the area, they were not allowed.

The convict, who is now 20-years-old and was known to be the most brutal of the attackers, has been taken to an undisclosed location from a correction home in North Delhi amid concerns that there was a threat to his life.

Earlier, the parents of the gangrape victim, along with students and activists were detained by the police as they staged a protest against the release of the juvenile convict. The police action was condemned by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

 

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In December 2012, the teenager was part of the six member gang that lured a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist and her male friend onto a bus, where the girl was gruesomely raped and her companion brutally beaten. The girl subsequently succumbed to her injuries 13 days later in Singapore.

The incident caused nationwide outrage and led to widespread outpouring of anger against the rapists, including the teenager. (ANI)