Juvenile convict in Dec 16 gangrape case walks free

 Government sources said when asked two days back whether he would like to go home in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh or to an NGO, he opted for the latter citing security concerns. pti file photo New Delhi, Dec 20, 2015, (PTI): The juvenile convict in the December 16 gangrape was today released and sent to an NGO at an undisclosed destination with police no longer guarding him.

The freedom for the 20 year-old convict came as parents of the gangrape victim continued their protest for the second day today along with activists protesting against his release and demanding death for him.

“We have left him with an NGO,” police sources said.

Government sources said when asked two days back whether he would like to go home in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh or to an NGO, he opted for the latter citing security concerns.

The release became possible notwithstanding the Delhi Commission for Women’s late night effort to stall it failed after the Supreme Court post-midnight held a sitting and refused to stay it.

In its order, the Supreme Court declined to stop the release of the juvenile offender and posted the matter before a vacation bench that will hear the matter tomorrow.

Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the DCW which had approached the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court had also declined to stay his release, hoped that since the matter has become sub judice, the government and Delhi Police will not release the juvenile offender.

“We are helpless as far as the release is concerned. Our government, whether Centre or state, they only listen to you when you protest and get lathicharged, else they don’t care,” said the victim’s father Badri Singh Pandey.

Asha Devi, the victim’s mother said, “All knew that he will be released, so adequate steps should have been taken in the past three years.”

3 Comments

  1. Dear readers,

    There is India where elected members are found watching porn in the mid of the assembly. In another India the candidate is still qualify to contest elections with rape charges. In other side of India the rapist walk free saying ‘Juvenile’.

    The only available statistics are for 2013 from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). In India, a crime against women happens every 1.7 minutes. A rape case is registered every 16 minutes and one domestic violence case is reported per 4.4 minutes.

    Is our India will let free if the accused is acting against national interest and terrorism or value of the women is downrated by the justice system?

    Is India is heading towards ‘Digital India’ or ‘Banana republic’?

    Jai Hind

  2. Its very sad that this offender walks free. The innocent life has gone and her parents have been running pillar to post for justice. What can be done to get this juvenile punished to the core ? We need to change the judicial system, without which it would never be possible to punish the offenders. With lot of loop holes in our judicial system, the need of due amendments are very much required immediately. Only stricter rules and punishment with fast track court can solve the future cases. Hope the parents of the ill-fated girl shall surely get justice.

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