Parents of December 16 gang-rape victim detained

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The parents of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape victim were detained by police on Sunday while they were protesting against the release of the juvenile convict.

The victim’s father Badrinath told IANS that they were taken into a bus at India Gate, and were possibly being taken outside Delhi.

“We were detained and taken in a bus from India Gate. There are around 30-35 people in this bus and we have already crossed Majnu Ka Tilla (in north Delhi),” Badrinath told IANS over phone.

“I think they will take us out of Delhi,” he added.

The victim’s parents, along with other supporters, were protesting against the release of the juvenile convict in the gang rape.

Earlier, Badrinath said he had no hope.

“We have no hope… the dead will not become alive. But this is a very wrong decision,” he said about the convict being set free.

Asked about the fact that his criminal record has been expunged, Badrinath said: “Records can be wiped from papers, but how will it be removed from the minds of the people?”

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