Five years after the gruesome December 16 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, Asha Devi, mother of the victim, feels that there is no point if the justice isn’t served on time. While talking to ANI, she said that the culprits are still alive. Asha Devi opened up on the horrific incident that took place on the fateful December night and said that if justice isn’t served on time, people cease to be scared of law. ”Even after 5 years, her culprits are alive. If justice isn’t served on time, people cease to be scared of law. A strong law needs to be formulated and mindset of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed,” said Asha Devi. Five years past the horrific crime, the incident is still fresh in people’s mind. The country came together to demand justice for the girl who was mercilessly gang-raped and was left to die on streets of Delhi. Though Supreme Court sentenced four men involved in the atrocious crime to death, the juvenile was set free after serving a jail term.
Terming the December 16 attack “most brutal, barbaric and diabolical”, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for four men convicted of the savage rape and murder of a young woman who came to be known by an outraged nation as “Nirbhaya”, the fearless. Signalling closure for the sensational case that had galvanised the country and triggered a change in India’s rape laws, a three-judge bench termed the December 16, 2012 gang- rape and murder a “rarest of rare” case that had sent a “tsunami of shock” all over. The four convicted men were Mukesh (29), Pawan (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). A fifth accused, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail in March in 2013 and the sixth, a convicted juvenile was sentenced three years of punishment in a reform home, and released in 2015.
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