Nirb­haya’s mother ques­tions ‘de­lay’ in ex­e­cu­tion of con­victs

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

THE mother of the 23year-old para­medic stu­dent, who was bru­tally gang-raped and mur­dered in 2012, has ap­proached the Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women to look into the “de­lay” in ex­e­cu­tion of the con­victs.

The DCW is­sued a no­tice on Mon­day to Ti­har Jail au­thor­i­ties over “de­lay” in ex­e­cu­tion of con­victs in the De­cem­ber 15, 2012 Nirb­haya rape and mur­der case.

Urg­ing the au­thor­i­ties to hang the con­victs “as soon as pos­si­ble”, Nirb­haya’s mother Asha Devi said she wants jus­tice for her daugh­ter and it would not be served till her mur­der­ers are ex­e­cuted. She said she again ap­proached the DCW in July to look into the de­lay in ex­e­cu­tion of con­victs.

Devi had com­plained to the DCW last year too, ask­ing why the crim­i­nals have not been hanged as per the Supreme Court or­der.

In May last year, the Supreme Court up­held the death sen­tence to four men con­victed of the sav­age rape and mur­der of the 23-yearold 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.

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”.

Six men had as­saulted the wo­man and a male friend in a mov­ing bus as it drove through the streets of Delhi. They were thrown out of the bus with griev­ous in­juries, near the air­port. A fort­night later, on De­cem­ber 29, 2012, she suc­cumbed in a hos­pi­tal in Sin­ga­pore.

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