Accused in Delhi gang-rape
The parents of the December 16 Delhi gangrape victim met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The Prime Minister condoled their loss and assured the parents that the Union Government would do its utmost for the safety and security of women.The Prime Minister also appreciated the efforts of the girl’s mother, who now runs the Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust, for the security and welfare of women, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.Two years ago, the 23-year-old paramedical student and her male friend were attacked by six men on December 16, 2012 after they got on a private bus while going home from the cinema. Her friend was battered with an iron rod, which was later used to torture her. The couple was then thrown from the bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries 13 days later at a Singapore hospital.Last September, four of her attackers were convicted after the case was fast-tracked, while a juvenile was sentenced to three years in a detention centre. Ram Singh, who is the sixth accused in this case, was found dead in jail in March last year.