Protests in New Delhi over release of man jailed in notorious gang rape case

Protests in New Delhi over release of man jailed in notorious gang rape case
By Seamus Kearney
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The parents of the victim, who later died from her injuries, were among the demonstrators

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A protest has taken place in New Delhi against the release of one of six men convicted of a brutal gang rape that shocked the country in 2012.

The parents of the victim, who later died from her injuries, were among the demonstrators.

Asha Devi, the rape victim’s mother, screamed: “To bring us here, to make us protest here and to create such a situation … it is our government, the government should be ashamed of themselves.”

The 20-year-old released has reportedly been handed over to an NGO after a court refused to extend his three-year sentence.

The case has sparked widespread debate in India about attitudes on rape and whether judges are too lenient towards offenders.

Four other men were sentenced to death in the case, but the sentences have not yet been carried out.

A fifth man hanged himself in prison.

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