Did UK daily reveal Del victim's name without father's nod?

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Crime against women
New Delhi, Jan 7: Just a day after UK daily's move of revealing Delhi gangrape victim's real name, her father on Monday, Jan 7 claimed that he did not allow the daily to publish her name.

The victim's father, Badri Singh Pandey, had favoured making public the identity of the gangrape victim only if the Government of India names anti-rape law after her.

"We want the world to know her real name. My daughter didn't do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself. I am proud of her," Mr Pandey, whose picture and identity has been revealed for the first time by the Sunday People, had said. The tabloid also revealed the names of two brothers of the victim.

The 53-year-old felt that "revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter."

Though Badri initially wished "to see the men responsible face to face", he is no longer interested in meeting them. "I just want to hear that the courts have punished them and they will be hanged," he said.

As for the punishment that should be meted out to the accused, her father stressed, "Death for all six of them. These men are beasts. They should be made an example of and that society will not allow such things to happen."

The girl was sexually assaulted by six men and later was thrown out of a moving bus on Dec 16. She battled for her life for 13 days, the victim passed away on Dec 29.

Controversies over her name were ignited when Shashi Tharoor demanded to reveal her name and make the anti-rape law of the country after her. Later, Zee News faced government's ire when it had broadcast an interview of the male friend who was with the victim at the time when the six men had attacked the paramedical student on Dec 16. FIR has been lodged against the news channel.

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