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Nirbhaya’s Mother Praises Rahul Gandhi:- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was thanked by Asha Devi, the mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim, for motivating her son to become a pilot.
Aman, the brother of the deceased young physiotherapist, is all set to fly now. To recall, Nirbhaya was raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a moving bus, in the national capital on 16 December 2012. In the same year, on December 29, the victim had succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Singapore. All the accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. One of them died in police custody. The remaining four adult defendants were found guilty of rape and murder and sentenced to death. A juvenile too was convicted and sent to a reform facility for three years.
Aman was in Class 12, when his sister was killed. He wanted to join the military. But the brutal crime sent him into shock. Later, Aman got admission at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi in Rae Bareli, the Congress leader's parliamentary constituency, after his CBSE board examinations in 2013.
“While shifting to Rae Bareli, Aman made up his mind that he will prepare for the Indian Army's recruitment examination. But on joining the course, he found it difficult. He never got time to pursue parallel studies”, Asha said, quoting conversations with her son.
“My son is a pilot now because of Rahul Gandhi,” the mother told a leading daily. “Rahul Gandhi was the one who counseled him and motivated him to achieve something good in life to support the family.” Gandhi sponsored her son’s education and called him frequently to motivate him, said the mother.
Aman used to get regular updates about the Nirbhaya trial, during his 18-month pilot's training course. “Rahul used to talk to him over the phone and taught him to adopt a ‘never quit’ attitude.” Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi’s sister, also called and inquired about the family’s well-being, said Asha Devi.
“Even after he completed his studies, he called him to find out about his training-cum-job.” Aman is now undergoing final training with a commercial airline in Gurugram. He will soon fly a plane. Nirbhaya’s youngest brother is pursuing his engineering in Pune. At Delhi airport's terminal 3, their father is a permanent employee and has a desk job.
A notice to the city's Tihar Jail administration and the deputy commissioner of police in the south district was issued by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday, for delaying the execution of the death penalty awarded to Nirbhaya's rapists.
Asha Devi had complained to the DCW, asking why the criminals have not been hanged as per the Supreme Court order which came five months ago. The death sentence for all four convicts was upheld by the Supreme Court on May 5.