Delhi gang-rape: Victim’s father goes public with daughter’s name

Sunday, January 06, 2013
Delhi gang-rape provoked nationwide outrage [Photo©] 
New Delhi: In India, the father of the Delhi gang-rape victim publicly announced his daughter's name on Sunday, so she could be an inspiration to other victims of sexual assault.

Badri Singh Pandey, the victim’s father in an interview to British publication “The Sunday People” revealed the name of his brave and courageous daughter, Jyoti Singh Pandey.

In his interview Jyoti’s father said, his daughter didn't do anything wrong and the revelation will give courage to other women, Indian television reported.

The 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped Dec 16 in a moving bus is being referred to by pseudonyms like 'Nirbhaya', 'Abhaya', 'Amaanat' and 'Damini'.

Indian law prohibits naming rape victims in order to protect family privacy.

Quoting Badri, it said: “Death for all six accused.  These men are beasts. They should be made an example of and that society will not allow such things to happen”.

The Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor, has already urged authorities to name new anti-rape legislation after victim.

The victim died on December 28 in a Singapore hospital, two weeks after being brutally beaten and raped on a bus in New Delhi.

The magazine recently interviewed him & his family in their ancestral village in UP. 
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