People hold placards during a protest in New Delhi against the alleged rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.
People hold placards during a protest in New Delhi against the alleged rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad | Photo: ANI
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Ballia (Uttar Pradesh): The grandfather of Delhi gang rape-murder victim Nirbhaya Monday said those guilty of such crimes should be handed over to the people to do justice .

In an apparent reaction to the recent rape and murder of a Hyderabad women on her way home from work, he suggested that such cases will come down if those arrested are shot dead in the street.

His remarks come on a day when some parliamentarians expressed similar sentiments. In the Rajya Sabha, Samajwadi Party’s Jaya Bachchan said rapists should be “brought out in public and lynched.”

Barring a juvenile, those involved in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case were sentenced to death but the execution is yet to take place.

Nirbhaya’s grandfather blamed this for such crimes being repeated. He said it has been seven years since his granddaughter’s case, but have yet not been hanged and are still in jail.

“Had they been given capital punishment it would have worked as a deterrent and people would have feared committing such a heinous crime,” he told reporters.

He said If a new law has to be brought it should be that a rape accused, when arrested, is handed over to the people and they will do justice.

The day a rapist is shot dead at a road-crossing, rape cases will come down on their own, he said.

He also called for changes in the judicial process so that rape cases are not left pending in the court for long.

After recent rape and murder of a Hyderabad women

In an apparent reaction to the recent rape and murder of a Hyderabad women on her way home from work, he suggested that such cases will come down if those arrested are shot dead in the street.


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  1. A rape accused is not a person convicted. Remember the lynchings supposedly in protection of cows? The poor guys killed weren’t guilty…

  2. To be perfectly honest, I see nothing wrong with this statement, even before making allowance for who is making it. Violent crime against women has reached alarming, unacceptable proportions. An unforgiving response is called for. By the time the police finish interrogating these four suspects, they should be physically incapable of ever harming a woman.

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