And rightly so.
via the Mirror UK:
She is known to the world only as India’s Daughter following her sickening gang rape and murder.
But today, with permission of her devastated father, we can reveal her name: Jyoti Singh Pandey.
Brave dad Badri, 53, told The Sunday People: “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. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”
We interviewed Badri and his family in his ancestral village of Billia in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
They have retreated there to grieve away from their Delhi home – a place that will constantly remind them of the barbaric sexual attack Jyoti, 23, was subjected to when she and a male friend were lured on to a bus.
Badri said: “At first I wanted to see the men responsible face to face but I don’t want to any more. I just want to hear that the courts have punished them and they will be hanged.
“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 five adults accused of the heinous attack will appear in court on Monday. The juvenile will remain in the juvenile court system - although IMHO he should also be charged as an adult - given that the most vile and violent attacks were reportedly committed by him.
About the beasts who committed the attack. Let's name them, too:
Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal issued a production warrant against the five accused for Monday, Jan 7.
He told the media: "I have perused the entire charge-sheet, medical report, statements of victims, and other documents... I take cognizance of the charge-sheet. All the accused summoned. Issue production warrant against all the accused for Jan. 7."
Police filed the charge-sheet against the five accused Thursday, accusing the five accused of murder, rape, kidnapping, destruction of evident, dacoity, unnatural attack and some other offenses.
The accused - bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, fruit seller Pawan Gupta, gym instructor Vinay Sharma and bus cleaner Akshay Thakur - are kept in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
The sixth of the rape is said to be a juvenile and will be brought to a juvenile justice court separately.
All six are held responsible for the death of the 23-year-old woman who was gang raped, beaten and mutilated on a moving bus for half an hour on Dec. 16 in south Delhi.
About the juvenile? His name is reported to be Mohammad "Raju" Afroz and on Monday he will also appear in court. Juvenile court - and unless changes are made to the law he could walk free in several months.
via the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti:
The sixth accused — alleged to be the most brutal of the lot — has been left out of the chargesheet. According to some reports, he will attain majority in five months.
Under the present law, the juvenile could be free in a few months, even if he gets the maximum three-year sentence. If he is held guilty after turning 18, he can't be kept in a correction home. But a juvenile who has turned 18 can't be transferred to jail since the law does not allow those tried under the Juvenile Justice Act to be kept in a jail meant for adults.
Mohammad? Imagine that. When I first heard that the rapists wanted to teach the victim a lesson I wondered if they were part of the Muslim He-Man Woman Haters Club. Unfortunately, given the fact that this occurred in India it could also be members of the Hindu He-Man Woman Haters Club. So all bets are off on that score because rape is part of a pattern for Hindus, too:
It seems, Ram Singh, the Delhi bus gang rapist and Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Vijayvargiya both believe that rapes are a punishment for Indian women who anger rapists (by not being submissive, and doing as they are told, or by crossing their ‘limits’ or Lakshman rekhas etc).
The rapist Ram Singh was angered into teaching the Delhi bus gang rape victim a lesson, for crossing her lakshman rekha by being with a male friend in a public space, and then for fighting back.
The Guwahati molesters too accused their victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and blamed the victim, too.
“…we were let go, with a final long lecture on what an immoral whore I was to be alone with a boy. That infuriated them more than anything. They acted the whole time as if they were doing me a favour, teaching me a lesson. Theirs was the most fanatical kind of self righteousness.”