New Delhi: Upset over the release of Nirbhaya’s juvenile rapist, the victim’s parents have decided to hold a protest at India Gate on Sunday. The protest march is likely to begin at 1 PM.
The juvenile convict in the December 16 gang-rape case has already been moved out of Delhi. He is set to be released on Sunday.
“Crime has won and we have lost (Jurm jeet gaya, hum haar gaye)” was the immediate reaction of the family of the December 16 gangrape victim, after the Delhi High Court refused to stay the release of the juvenile convict.
“Despite all our efforts for three years, our government and our courts have released a criminal. The assurance we were given that we would get justice, that has not been delivered. We are very disappointed. We haven’t seen him, not met him, but despite all our efforts, the criminal will walk free,” Asha Devi, mother of the victim, said, adding their three-year-old battle for justice has gone in vain.
The convict, who is now 20 years old and was known to be the most brutal of the attackers, has been taken to an undisclosed location from a correction home in North Delhi amid concerns that there was threat to his life.
Sources said the juvenile has been kept under observation of an NGO under protection of Delhi Police.