16 December brings back the horror of the Nirbhaya gangrape rape case that shook the nation to the core. Four years on, a 23-year-old Physiotherapy intern was gang-raped and tortured in a moving bus, her mother on Friday said that they are struggling to get justice.
Recalling the horrendous incident, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi told ANI that even after four years since the Nirbhaya incident took place, they still have not found justice and that a similar incident took place exactly four years after Nirbhaya case.
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 16, 2016
She was referring to an incident where a woman was allegedly raped in a moving car on late Thursday night in Moti Bagh area of the national capital.
What is even more shocking is that the car in which the woman was allegedly raped had a sticker of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on it. According to various media reports, the car belonged to a CISF constable. The police officials have managed to arrest the driver and has also taken the vehicle in possession.
On 16 December 2012, Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old female, was beaten, gang-raped and tortured in a moving bus in which she was traveling with her friend after returning from a movie in Delhi. She succumbed to her injuries 13 days after the brutal incident took place. The incident sparked widespread outrage with thousands across the country taking to streets to stage a massive protest against the accused while questioning the safety of the women in the national capital . Six people were put behind the bars. Of which, one was juvenile. The juvenile was released last year after serving a term of 3 years. One of the six accused, Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide.
The Delhi High Court awarded a death sentence to the other four-Akshay, Vinay Sharma, Pawan and Mukesh in 2013.