Who can forget December 16, 2012? This was the day when an incident took place in posh South Delhi which shook the entire nation and the world.
Four years ago on this day the 23-year-old paramedical student, dubbed Nirbhaya, was gang raped and brutally tortured in a bus while returning home with a friend after watching a movie. Those accused raped her and threw the young couple on road naked in the winter night.
'Nirbhaya' was making headlines and thousands of people revolted on streets against the different forms of violence against women. If reports are to be believed then nothing has changed and many nirbhaya is still being raped. Delhi's Aman Vihar has turned out to be the next hot spot area where these incidents are repeatedly taking place.
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Aman Vihar being the third most populated area in the National Capital has less than a per cent of streets lights installed.
On the fourth anniversary of Nirbhaya rape case that falls on Friday, several activists and different programs across the city are organised, resisting violence against women and raising their voices for women's safety in India.
As per medical reports, she suffered grave injuries to her abdomen, intestines and genitals and there were numerous bite marks all over her body. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012
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She had died 13 days later, on December 29, at a hospital in Singapore.
All the 6 accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. Ram Singh, who was driving the bus, was found hanging in jail in March 2013. His lawyers had alleged that he had been murdered.
The other four- Akshay, Vinay Sharma, Pawan and Mukesh were found guilty and sentenced to death by the Delhi High Court in September 2013.
While the alleged involvement of the juvenile created a huge stir in the country.
Every day, over six Nirbhaya’s are being created and Delhi has come to be known as the “Rape Capital” of the world.
(With PTI Inputs)