On their daughter’s third death anniversary, the parents of the December 16 gangrape victim today demanded that the four convicts in the case who are lodged in Tihar jail be hanged “at the earliest”. We have been battling for justice for three long years,” said Badri Singh Pandey, the victim’s father. He said they will launch a nation-wide agitation on January 29 if the convicts were not awarded death sentence.
Asha Devi, the mother of the victim, demanded that fast-track courts be set up at all courts to offer speedy justice to sexual assault victims and that the Nirbhaya Fund be utilised for setting up state-of-the-art forensic labs in all states. Meanwhile, the victim’s parents visited Gandhi Samadhi today in remembrance of their daughter.
The death sentence to four of the six rapists has been stayed by Supreme Court following an appeal challenging the high court order upholding the same.