Dec 16 rape-case: Hope HC’s decision favours society: victim’s mother

New Delhi: With the High Court expected to give its verdict on Friday over the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16 gang-rape case, parents of the victim expressed hope that the court would take a decision in favour of the society.

“If someone like him gets released, it clearly shows the helplessness of the government and the law of our country. We hope that the high court takes the decision in favour of the society because even the High Court knows the suffering of my daughter,” Nirbahaya’s mother told ANI.

“I have been reiterating that the juvenile shouldn’t be released, he is not committed a fault, he has committed a crime,” she added.

Meanwhile, father of the victim also hoped that High Court would not release the juvenile.

“What we feel is that he should not be released, it won’t be good if he gets released. But whatever the decision of High Court be it would be for the betterment of society,” he said.

“The HC also knows that that juveniles like him are involved in rapes of minor girls,” he added.

The Delhi High Court had reserved its order on the release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy plead that the juvenile convict should not be released till it is demonstrably assured that he has reformed himself and was not a menace to the society.

Earlier, the mother of Nirbhaya, the gang-rape victim, took her name in public and said people who committed heinous crimes like rape should hang their heads in shame and not the victims or their families.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was sexually assaulted on the night of December 16 three years ago and died 13 days later in Singapore. (ANI)