Although justice delayed is justice denied, but not in the case the entire nation witnessed today! Let’s relive some of the old memories. A story whose horror was enough to shock the whole world; a crime which was so brutal, that even the media refused to speak or write about it openly. What happened exactly wasn’t only a rape, but a cold-hearted murder. Even a skilled murderer won’t give so much pain to his mission-target; sadly, she wasn’t even the target…
16th December, 2012
It was a cold night; the cool breeze blowing made the weather even harsh. That cold weather painted the cold-heartedness of a group of six, who were driving on random streets with vile intentions. Searching for a prey, in the urban-jungle, they finally found one. An innocent paramedic student, accompanied by her male friend, who were coming back from a movie, just like you or I would do! Happily returning back into reality from realms of fiction, she never knew she would have to witness the bitter side of it tonight only. She boarded the bus which was showcased to be a public transport by those 6 pretenders, and then the horrendous night started.
Those six beasts not only raped her one by one, but also sodomized her so brutally that her internal organs were damaged which later on lead to her death. Her male companion, who was termed as a coward by people for not saving his friend, was also beaten up and thrown out from the moving bus, and the driver also attempted to kill them by trying to crush them under the bus, but somehow his conscious made him save his and his friend’s lives.
Public woke up, protests started, youth on streets displayed the unity we have against such horrible crimes. The government was unmovable, but the criminals were soon captured. One step towards justice, but no verdict came for months. Then the fight for the juvenile started. A guy who was under 18, but knew what was rape, was sentenced a merely 3 year imprisonment. One of the remaining five accused, committed suicide inside the jail. Maybe the brutality of their act kept haunting him for nights to come, and he decided to end his life, rather than witness his hideous side daily!
The remaining four, who were in the eyes of public since very long, came under the knife today, Friday the 13th, when the judge gave them a death penalty! It was indeed a black day for them. They cried in the court, pleaded to spare them while the prosecutions were going on, but this time, everyone knew what was right. I salute the judge for providing justice to the long dead brave-heart! This maybe justice delayed, but definitely, this is NOT justice denied! Such convictions should be made more common, so that these crimes come to a halt. Rapists and murderers should all be hanged to death, so that one day, we can dream of a free nation. So that one day, people are not ‘afraid’ to give birth to daughters!
This conviction is a welcome treat to all those, who marched and protested on streets in the cold-December days. This verdict will provide some relief to the innocent soul of brave-heart, who fought for her life for weeks! She died, but her death marked a reformation in the Indian constitution. Maybe NOW, people will think a million times before committing such a dreadful crime!
Teri Zindagi ka maqsad kya tha,
Ye ab samajh mein aaya hai…
Insaaf kya hota hai?
Aaj teri maut ne desh ko dikhaya hai…