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