On the fourth anniversary of ‘Nirbhaya Case’ Let us remember and pray for the brave daughter of the nation. The gang rape case is the world widely known as Nirbhaya that means “FEARLESS”. 16 December 2012 was one of the darkest night in Indian history. (Nirbhaya Rape Case)
The brutal attack took place on 16 December 2012, when 23-year-old Jyoti Singh who was a premedical student, physiotherapy intern, and her male friend, Awindra Pratap Pandey were returning home at night after watching a movie, ‘Life of Pi’ in Saket, South Delhi. The two had never thought that boarding an off-duty bus will be their biggest mistake of life. They Boarded at Munirka for Dwarka. There were only six other persons in the bus including a driver of the bus; the five other men were the friend of the driver. One of them six told the duo that the bus would go in the same direction toward their destination. Awindra and Jyoti both boarded a bus. Then what happened next shook the whole nation as well as many other parts outside India. The accused began to molest Jyoti. The accused also had mayhem with her 28-year-old friend when Awindra tried to step in to save his friend, the accused beaten him up and knocked him with an iron rod. After beating him, the accused turns to rape the young girl. The evil men dragged her to the backside of the charted bus. The bus was moving in the Capital when six men were raping a girl in the moving bus. The men had beaten her savagely with the rod. That rod was a rusted, L-shaped rod that used with a wheel jack. After beating and rape, the group of the six men threw the pair outside from the moving bus. However, they also tried to drive the bus over the girl, but victim’s male friend pulled her aside on time. The victim suffered grievous bodily harm due to the terrible attack. As per her medical reports, she has serious injuries to her abdomen, intestines, and genital organ.
Doctors said that the grievous harm was caused by a blunt object, that was actually an iron rod. The two, Jyoti and Awindra fought with the group of six-man but as they were large in number the matter turned more aggressive, and they tortured them two.
Jyoti in mayhem left the bite marks on the three accused men. One of the passersby called the Delhi Police and informed the police about two helpless victims. They were injured and partially clothed. At around 11 p.m. the Delhi Police took them to the nearest hospital. She underwent emergency treatment and then she was transferred to a ventilation. You can imagine a height of cruelty by the fact that, there were only 5% intestines left inside her body. The doctors after checking her medical reports said: “rod was inserted into her and brought out her intestine also. That is probably the only thing that explains such severe, damage to her intestines.
In Nirbhaya Rape Case, the Victim, Jyoti Singh was born in Delhi and was grown up in the Capital. Her parents belong to a small village in Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh. Her Father works in a private company in Delhi. Awindra Pandey, the 28-year-old male victim, belongs to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and lives in New Delhi.
Awindra Pandey, the 28-year-old male victim, belongs to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and lives in New Delhi.
Delhi Police also registered a report against one journalist, who works for one Delhi-based yellow journalism for revealing the identities of victims.
When Jyoti underwent her fifth surgery in her remaining intestines had to be removed, doctors proclaimed that she was stable but in a critical condition, on 19 December 2012. Two days later the government made a committee of physicians for nation’s brave daughter to gave her a best medical treatment. On 25 December 2012, she was still in a critical condition. Doctors told that she had a fever 102 degree to 103 degrees. She had a sepsis a life-threatening condition because her body responded to infection injuries which cause internal bleeding. On 27 December 2012, Jyoti then transferred to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. During her flight to Singapore, she had a cardiac arrest. The doctors in a flight tried to stable the condition of the victim, but her heart stopped pumping for around three minutes. On 28 December, the chief executive officer of Mount Elizabeth declared a brain damage. When people all around the world was praying for Jyoti, she was fighting for her life. On 29 December 2012, at 4:45 a.m. she died in hospital in Singapore.
Nirbhaya’s Parents Reaction:
Victim’s mother said: “That day she didn’t call back after leaving home. Usually, she would call us and inform as soon as she’d reach the place. It was half past 8, and we hadn’t heard from her. We tried calling her, but she didn’t answer the phone.”
When the couple got to know about her daughter, they became speechless. Her mother said: “What was in front of our eyes what hard to even imagine. We didn’t know how to react for the first few moments.”
Victim’s father said: “She looked at one and started crying.” He then added, “I couldn’t be with her for long.” Her father also shared her dream.
The gang rape of 23-years-old Jyoti has become a defining case in Indian history.
Her mother said: “We never thought something like this could ever happen to us.” she added “It shook the entire nation and led to public outrage on the streets. After seeing all that, we felt humanity still prevails on this earth.” The parents of victim wanted rapists to be hanged.
Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Gupta, Pawan Gupta, Akshay Thakur and one juvenile were the culprits in Nirbhaya case. Ram Singh died in the trial period of jail. Other convicts got a punishment to hanging while juvenile defendant, and he was released on 20 December 2015. Just after two days of his released the Amendment Bill, The Juvenile Justice was passed by Rajya Sabha.
We are living in a society where being raped is equal to being cursed because there are people in our society who think that victim should be questioned about the incident. If Jyoti would be alive today, she will surely suffer for her whole life, 16 December, the darkest night of her life will never let her move on with life. It’s not only about Jyoti; there are many rape victims like Jyoti. Their heart carries many dark emotions inside. Even Millions of them don’t reveal their pain, and their story remains untold. This becomes stuck in people’s mind as Nirbhaya Rape Case.