Delhi gangrape back to haunt UPA, SC sends notice to centre

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New Delhi, Dec 2: Ahead of the one year anniversary of the infamous Delhi gangrape case, Supreme Court on Monday, Dec 2 sent a notice to UPA government. The notice has been sent to the central government on a petition filed by the victim's father who urged the court that juvenility of an accused needs to be decided by criminal court, not by juvenile justice board.

The apex court also asked the petitioner to annexe the portion of the statement that implicates the juvenile offender in the case.

Supreme Court asked victim's father to annexe portion which implicates juvenile

Delhi gangrape case, which is also known as Nirbhaya case, had stirred the country in 2012. A 23-year-old paramedical student was raped by six men in a moving bus in the national capital. Later she was thrown out of the bus. She later succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Singapore.

Several protest rallies were organised in Delhi. All six accused including a  juvenile were arrested. While one of the prime accused -- Ram Singh had committed suicide in Tihar jail, other four accused were sentenced to death. However, the juvenile was sentenced three-year imprisonment.

Recently, a Delhi court slammed the government saying, "Crimes against women have been happening in the past 10 years and many women have suffered silently. After the December 16 rape case, women are expressing their anger."

"Incidents like Nirbhaya taking place every day. From across the country we can hear about molestation even in public transport. You don't even have adequate police force to take care of law and order," added the court.

According to a report published by India Today, registered offences against women have increased by around 73 per cent this year over 2012. The total number of rape and molestation cases till October 15 last year was 1,116, but the figure for this year has exploded to 4,174.

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