Hyderabad Incident Barbaric, Want Justice Soon: Nirbhaya’s Mother

Asha Devi said that the government needed to support the family of the woman who had been murdered in Hyderabad.

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Hyderabad Incident Barbaric, Want Justice Soon: Nirbhaya’s Mother

The gang rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinary doctor near Hyderabad was a barbaric act, said the mother of 'Nirbhaya' on Monday, 2 December, who who was gang-raped and murdered in Delhi in December 2012.

“The rape and murder of the woman veterinarian was barbaric. Unlike us who had to fight for seven years, she should get justice soon,” said Asha Devi, speaking to ANI.

Meanwhile, Nirbhaya’s grandfather on Monday said that those guilty of such crimes should be handed over to the people to do justice.

The veterinary doctor was allegedly raped and murdered by the four men near Hyderabad on 27 November.

Referring to the incident, he suggested that such cases will come down if those arrested are shot dead in the street.


‘Hope the Family Gets Justice Sooner, Unlike Me’

Recalling her years-long fight to seek justice for her daughter, she said the battle has just begun for the family of Hyderabad veterinary doctor.

“They have lost their daughter and their fight for justice has just began. It will go on for years. But I don’t want them to keep waiting for justice like me and wish they get justice soon,” she told PTI over the phone.

“I have been fighting for years but I don't want them to go through the same ordeal and hope they get justice soon,” she said.

“Even after the brutal gangrape of 2012, there has been no improvement and criminals have no fear of law and that is the reason there has been no decline in such crimes,” Nirbhaya's mother said.

“In fact, the situation has been worsening day-by-day. Neither our society nor the judicial system has learnt their lessons. There is police arrangement, law and order, yet there are loopholes,” she said.

“Numerous laws are made after such incidents and fast-track courts are set up but how many of them (perpetrator) are punished?” she asked. “Later the case gets delayed and you have 10 other challenges before you to fight.”

Nirbhaya's mother said every rapists should be hanged to death within a set time frame. “The day they start hanging the rapist, such heinous crime will stop.”

Nirbhaya's father also expressed anguish and said nothing has changed over the years and women still don't feel safe.

“I urge the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Home Minister (Amit Shah) to ensure that women get a safe and secured environment,” he said.

Asha Devi has been calling for the culprits to be given the maximum punishment speedily ever since the news of the Hyderabad vet’s gang rape and murder broke.

Speaking to CNN News18, Devi on Friday, 29 November said that that there has been no improvement in crime rates against women since 2012.

Responding to a question, Devi said that the government needs to support the family of the woman who had been murdered in Hyderabad and that they should provide them with whatever they required.

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