Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | updated 10:23 AM IST

I would have been satisfied had he died: Nirbhaya's mother on Vinay's suicide bid

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 14:41 IST
New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): Reacting to one of the six accused in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case Vinay Sharma's alleged attempt to commit suicide at Tihar Jail late last night, victim Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Thursday said she would have satisfied had he died, but the incident indicated negligence on the part of our law enforcement agencies, which failed to punish the guilty despite their brutal act.

"The government and our law enforcing agencies should take a lesson from it that such a big incident took place, where a girl was killed brutally, but they failed to punish the guilty," Nirbhaya's mother told ANI.

"He attempted suicide, I would have satisfied had he died that a sinner has gone from the earth. But, this is an indication of negligence on the part of our law enforcement agencies," she rued.

When told that Vinay's advocates said it was not a suicide attempt but was a murder bid, Asha Devi said, "Whatever he says; whether law punishes him or not; truth is truth, which is suppressed at times, but never vanishes."

"The brutality with which they killed my daughter, the court punishes them or not, the nature (kudrat) will punish them. Their act will not let them live for long," she added.

Expressing her anguish over tardy pace of proceedings against the convicts of brutal gang-rape of Nirbhaya, her mother said, "I want to say that the court and the government should take a lesson from it. There are many people like us who are fighting for justice. My daughter would not return, but there is a hope that we will get justice. I don't know when the justice will come, but I pray to the God that people who are responsible for my daughter's death should be punished."

"I have full faith that there would be justice, even if the court fails to punish them, their act will not let them live for long," she added.

When asked about another accused Ram Singh's suicide in the jail in 2013, Nirbhaya's mother said, "I don't think that they are being harassed in the jail. They have got so much security and facilities that nobody could harm them. This is negligence on the part of the law enforcement agencies that they are doing such things. If they were punished within time, this would have not been the situation."

"They will be punished for their brutal act either by the court or by the God," she concluded.

Vinay's father Hari Ram Sharma, however, alleged that there is some "conspiracy" (mili bhagat) as the "government is planning to release his son".

"There is some conspiracy (mili bhagat) between police and others. He could not do so; he never attempted suicide. Now, the government is planning to release him, they are doing this drama," Vinay's father told ANI.

Alleging that it was a failure of the jail administration and staff, he said, "When I visit there (at Tihar), they frisk me from top to the bottom (such is the security there); then how those medicines reached there," Hari Ram Sharma sought to know.

He further said he recently met his son regarding his daughter's marriage and Vinay told him that he would come soon after he was released.

Rejecting the allegation that Vinay hanged himself, his father said, "How could he hang himself when nothing can go inside his cell? He could not hang himself, he is not like that."

"I want my son to get well soon," said Hari Ram Sharma, adding "They should either leave him of hang him, why they are doing so much drama around it. He is my son, and thus, I am traumatised."

Vinay is recovering at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he was admitted in "critical" condition.

Police said he appeared to have consumed some pills before using a towel to hang himself.

However, another inmate, who woke up in the nick of time, brought Sharma down and alerted the jail authorities.

In March 2013, Ram Singh, another accused in the case, committed suicide by hanging in his cell, exposing the law and order situation at Tihar Jail. (ANI)

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meerut Municipal Corporation has prohibited its member from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): With Supreme Court geared up to adjudicate upon the legal aspects of Triple Talaq, a woman has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to abolish the Islamic practice to dissolve the marriage.

Full Story >>

Illegal slaughter houses closed down in Ranchi

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Many illegal slaughter houses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today.

Full Story >>

TVF's CEO booked for molestation

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Following the molestation case filed against 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar, investigating inspector Padmakar Devre from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) on Thursday said that the case has been registered under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Full Story >>

Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:24 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the site of Mahakaushal express derailment and oversee the rescue and relief operations there.

Full Story >>

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As the abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike under the Yogi Adityanath Government, the meat shop owners are coerced to sell tea now.

Full Story >>

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Launched to ensure women safety, the anti-Romeo drive in Uttar Pradesh is ending up harassing youngsters.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Lucknow [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Supporting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's statement on Surya Namaskar being similar as Namaz, Jamaat-E-Hind president Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Thursday said every religion guides towards preaching peace and this statement will help the nation unite.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 22 people have suffered injuries in the Mahakaushal express derailment accident that took place today.

Full Story >>

12 injured in Mahakaushal express derailment

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 08:38 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 12 people were injured after eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Mahoba on Thursday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Severe heat conditions continued in several parts of the country and parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab are reeling under intense heat.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move Finance Bill 2017, in Lok Sabha for consideration of Rajya Sabha amendments.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Indian Government has decided to hold Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 at D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo on May 21 for admission of meritorious Sri Lankan students for the academic session 2017-18, High Commission of India, Colombo announced.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Hailing the Delhi High Court for ordering a retrial of five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Thursday alleged that the investigation was not completed as policemen were involved in the case.

Full Story >>

BJP dubs 'sangharsh yatra' as 'drama politics'

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 07:17 IST

Bangaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday dubbed the 'sangharsh yatra', which is being led by Indian National Congress (INC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra, as 'drama politics'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Centre has termed the approval of four supplementary bills related to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha as "historic" and stated that the passage of the bills would bring India under 'one country, one tax' regime.

Full Story >>

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), which is responsible for the upkeep of the tricolor at the Attari-Wagah border, has urged the Centre to conduct an inquiry after the government was forced to replace the 350 feet flag which was torn apart due to high speed winds.

Full Story >>

Mahoba (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): At least eight people suffered injuries on Thursday after eight coaches of Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba railway station.

Full Story >>

Shiv Sena hails 'revolutionary' Finance Bill

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 05:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Supporting the passage of Goods and Services tax (GST) supplementary bills in the Lower House, The Shiv Sena on Thursday called it a 'revolutionary bill'

Full Story >>