Juvenile convict in Delhi rape case released, left with NGO
The juvenile convict in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape was on Sunday released and sent to an NGO at an undisclosed destination with police no longer guarding him.
“We have left him with an NGO,” police sources said.
For the time being, the juvenile does not want to go to his home in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh due to security reasons.
The release of the 20-year-old convict came as parents of the gang-rape victim were detained, after protesting along with activists against his release and demanding death penalty for him.
The victim’s father, Badrinath, said he would “now mobilise people to make it a movement.”
“It’s all politics that is happening, not justice, ” he said.
Some of the protesters were demanding the death sentence for the juvenile convict.
Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission of Women which had approached the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court had also declined to stay his release, hoped that since the matter had become sub judice, the government and Delhi Police will not release the juvenile offender.
“We are helpless as far as the release is concerned. Our government, whether Centre or state, only listen to you when you protest and get baton-charged, else they don’t care,” said the victim’s father Badri Singh Pandey.
Asha Devi, the victim’s mother, said, “All knew that he will be released, so adequate steps should have been taken in the past three years.”