New Delhi: Supporting the police encounter of the four accused in the Hyderabad gang rape and murder case in the early hours on Friday, the family of Nirbhaya said that the Telangana police has set an example and urged authorities not to punish the policemen responsible for the action.
Nirbhaya’s mother said that the court, the government, and the Delhi Police should see what example the Hyderabad police has set.
It may be recalled that in December 2012, Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old paramedic student, was gang raped in the national capital and later died due to her injuries. Her rapists, who were sentenced to death, are still awaiting their fate.
“The police has done a great job and I demand that no action should be taken against the police personnel. Now I request the judiciary and the Central government to hang Nirbhaya’s accused as soon as possible and set an example before the society,” said Nirbhaya’s mother.
Justifying the encounter, Nirbhaya’s father said that had the police not acted promptly and shot the accused, they would have fled.
“The family of the Hyderabad doctor will not have to wait for seven years for justice like us. We can understand the pain of her parents. At least they got justice early,” he said.
“It is good that the police showed prompt response and acted, otherwise the accused would have fled and it would have been difficult to catch them. The escape would also have raised questions on the efficiency of the police,” he said.
Her father said that the family has been awaiting justice for seven years now....