Gang-rape con­vict moved to an NGO, won’t step out

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The youngest con­vict in the Delhi gang-rape case was moved out of the correctional fa­cil­ity and into an NGO- run shel­ter on De­cem­ber 9, where he has cho­sen to re­main for some time as he fears for his safety, it emerged on Satur­day.

The rev­e­la­tion prompted the Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women to de­clare it would move the SC “tonight” against his release on Sun­day, the day he of­fi­cially com­pletes his sen­tence. “DCW fil­ing spe­cial leave pe­ti­tion in SC tonight. Wil go to judge’s house, wil try get hear­ing tonight against con­vict release (sic),” DCW chief Swati Mali­wal tweeted.

The news drew a crowd of pro­test­ers — in­clud­ing the par- ents of the 23- year- old vic­tim — to gather out­side the north Delhi re­form home that housed the young man till 10 days ago. The par­ents claimed they were de­tained by po­lice, a claim de­nied by the cops even as chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal took to Twit­ter to ex­press “shock” and de­mand their release. “The pro­test­ers were on the road and there was heavy traf­fic, so we re­moved them, took them to Mau­rice Na­gar po­lice sta­tion and re­leased them im­me­di­ately. It was done for their safety,” said DCP (north) Mad­hur Verma.


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