The parents of the teenage girl who was brutally stabbed to death in the Anand Parbat locality in New Delhi demanded on Sunday that the accused be hanged and added that no amount of compensation will bring their daughter back.
“A compensation of Rs 5 lakh can't bring my daughter back. I want justice. They should be hanged,” Hindustan Times quoted the victim's mother as saying.
The victim's mother's reaction comes just a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the victim.
The 19-year-old victim, who was a Class 11 student, was allegedly stabbed 35 times by Jaiprakash and his brother on Thursday when she had gone to a market.
The girl's mother was also injured while trying to save her, the police had said. Both were taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where the girl died from her injuries. The victim had been eve-teased many times earlier by the attackers. In 2013, the girl had filed a molestation complaint against the attackers.
The HT report added that the deceased girl's family said that they will not settle for anything less than justice.
The victim's father added that even though they had once complained to the police about his daughter being subjected to "abuse and vulgar comments" by the men, no action had been taken by the police. "They were arrested once by the police on our complaint at Kamla Market police station, after which they started venting their anger by showering abuses on her whenever they liked," HT quoted the girl's father as saying.
Delhi CM Kejriwal, accompanied by his deputy Manish Sisodia, had visited the girl's family on Saturday and had assured them of all possible help.
Kejriwal on Sunday also summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to discuss this case and the prevailing law and order situation.
"The law and order situation is deteriorating in Delhi every day. Delhi Police comes under the Prime Minister. Either he should do something or Delhi Police should be handed over to the Delhi government," Kejriwal had told reporters on Saturday.
Making a strong pitch for handing over of Delhi Police to the city government, he had said, "If the police is not answerable to Delhi government then how will they be held accountable? Right now, Delhi police is a law unto itself."
Earlier, Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain had written a letter to Bassi, seeking his explanation on why no FIR was registered against the accused despite repeated complaints from the victim.
Kejriwal had said considering the deteriorating law and order situation in the capital, "the Prime Minister should start giving 2-3 hours each week to review the situation."
"We have ordered a magisterial enquiry into the case. Delhi home minister has asked a report from Delhi Police commissioner in 48 hours," Kejriwal had said.
AAP had also blamed the police for the deteriorating law and order situation in the city.
"In the past few weeks, several incidents of crime against women have been reported. Most of them being heinous in nature and most of it against women.
"The news of a teenage girl stabbed to death by her molesters while police refused to lodge a complaint by the parents is a shocking incident which has brought to light the inefficiency and indifference of the Delhi Police towards protecting people," AAP's Delhi convener Dilip Pandey had said.
In his letter, Jain had also asked the police as to what changes have taken place in the capital in improving law and order situation since the December 16 gangrape case in 2012.
"The family of the deceased girl (Meenakshi) had filed numerous complaints against the accused Jai Prakash since 2013 with the local police alleging that he used to stalk the girl and traumatise her but no FIR was registered by the police," Jain had claimed.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Updated Date: Jul 19, 2015 13:33:39 IST