New Delhi Rape Update: Rapist Wants To Stay In Jail – Afraid Of Being Lynched By Public

The youngest man convicted in the fatal 2012 gang rape of a woman in India recently ended his three-year sentence in a reform house in Delhi on Sunday. His release sparked outrage from numerous protestors who opposed his departure, arguing that he should not be released until it can be proven that he has been reformed.

“He fears for his life outside these walls,” reported a senior officer at the correctional facility where the man had spent the last three years. “He thinks people will not let him live.” The officer added that the attacker was left terrified after seeing the public reaction to his release.

The victim’s parents led the onslaught of furious protestors, with the victim’s mother saying, “We want justice for our daughter. I have come out on the streets because I am very disappointed today. We don’t know if we will ever get justice now. Our justice system has left us disillusioned.”

Reports say the man was moved Sunday from the reform house to a new home under the care of a children’s rights group. As he was a minor when he committed the crime, his identity was not disclosed. On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a petition to extend the man’s term, claiming he had served the maximum sentence allowed under the law.

Of the five remaining men who were accused, four received and are currently appealing the death penalty by hanging. A fifth man, the bus driver, died in prison. The case in question took place in December 2012; the woman and her male friend were on their way home when they were tricked by the attackers to get on a bus.

On the vehicle, the assaulters attacked the two and took turns raping the woman. They penetrated her with a metal rod, and the injuries she sustained prompted the removal of her intestines. She died just two days after the attack.

While it is under Indian law for the victim of a sex attack to remain unnamed even after their death, the victim’s mother — in an effort to end the stigma facing sex attack victims in India — revealed her daughter’s name as Jyoti Singh, who was 23 years old at the time of the assault. She was publicly named by her mother last week on the third anniversary of her death.

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The victim’s mother was briefly detained by police during the protest. (Screen grab from DailyMail)

In a testament, the victim allegedly — as she lay dying on her hospital bed — described to her younger brother how she had tried to fight off the attackers, saying how she bit and kicked the men as they raped her and told her they would end her life.

“She was very strong,” said the woman’s brother in a tribute following her death. “She always said one should never bear atrocities but fight against it.”

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