Nirbhaya Gangrape: Hope HC Takes A Decision In Favour Of The Society, Says Victim's Mother

18/12/2015 11:16 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 16: Mother of Nirbhaya gets emotional at a prayer meeting to remember Nirbhaya on the second anniversary of the fatal gang-rape organized by Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust at Rajendra Bhawan on December 16, 2014 in New Delhi, India. On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang raped and by six men, including a juvenile, in a moving bus. The incident unleashed a wave of public anger over levels of violence against women in the country. Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust which was established by Nirbhayas parents (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- With the High Court expected to give its verdict on Friday over the release of the juvenile convict in the 16 December gang-rape case, parents of the victim expressed hope that the court would take a decision in favour of the society.

"If someone like him gets released, it clearly shows the helplessness of the government and the law of our country. We hope that the high court takes the decision in favour of the society because even the High Court knows the suffering of my daughter," Nirbahaya's mother told ANI.

"I have been reiterating that the juvenile shouldn't be released, he has not committed a fault, he has committed a crime," she added.

Meanwhile, father of the victim also hoped that High Court would not release the juvenile.

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"What we feel is that he should not be released, it won't be good if he gets released. But whatever the decision of High Court be it would be for the betterment of society," he said.

"The HC also knows that that juveniles like him are involved in rapes of minor girls," he added.

The Delhi High Court had reserved its order on the release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy plead that the juvenile convict should not be released till it is demonstrably assured that he has reformed himself and was not a menace to the society.

Earlier, the mother of Nirbhaya, the gang-rape victim, took her name in public and said people who committed heinous crimes like rape should hang their heads in shame and not the victims or their families.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was sexually assaulted on the night of 16 December three years ago and died 13 days later in Singapore.

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