Juvenile to walk free: Nirbhaya’s parents released after brief detention for holding protests
New Delhi: Nirbhaya's parents were on Saturday released by the Delhi police, following their brief detention for protesting outside juvenile reform home against release of the juvenile convict.
"We want all the four convicts to be hanged. It seems like the juvenile convict has won a nobel prize so he is being freed. May be the convict is already free. We will keep protesting till we get justice," Nirbhaya's father said.
"I want to ask the government whether we will get justice or the crime will get justice," Nirbhaya's mother said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had expressed his shock and sought their immediate release, soon after police detained them.
I am shocked to learn that Nirbhaya's parents have been detained. They shud immediately be released— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 19, 2015
Police action against Nirbhaya's parents is unacceptable. I have asked Chief Secy to talk to Police commissioner and get them released— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 19, 2015
The convict on Saturday was moved to undisclosed location following protest outside juvenile reform home.
Nirbhaya's parents along with activists, students were protesting outside juvenile reform home against release of the convict.
Delhi High Court earlier refused to stay the release of the juvenile convict in rape case. The juvenile convict is set to be released on December 20, Sunday.
The Delhi High Court had reserved its order on the release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy pleaded that the juvenile convict should not be released till it is demonstrably assured that he has reformed himself and was not a menace to the society.
In December 2012, the teenager was part of the six-member gang that lured a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist and her male friend onto a bus, where the girl was gruesomely raped and her companion brutally beaten. The girl subsequently succumbed to her injuries 13 days later in Singapore.
The incident caused nationwide outrage and led to widespread outpouring of anger against the rapists, including the teenager.