Parent fury, protests as Delhi gang-rapist walks free | Singapore Informer

The youngest convict in an infamous fatal gang-rape in New Delhi has been released from a youth correctional facility, police said Sunday, sparking street protests and angry condemnation from the victim’s parents.Only days after the third anniversary of the attack on a moving bus, Indian police confirmed that the rapist — who is now aged 20 — had completed his spell behind bars even though a court ruling on an appeal against his release is due to be heard on Monday.He is now being supervised by a non-governmental agency, effectively meaning he is a free man.The prospect of the attacker walking free has revived public anger over the attack, with fresh protests being held on Sunday near the iconic India Gate monument in the centre of the capital.”The convict was handed over to an NGO. He is no longer under the jurisdiction of the police,” Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told AFP.”He has been given a new identity and his criminal record has been expunged,” a police source added.News of the release was immediately condemned by the parents of the victim, who led the protest rally around the iconic India Gate monument before being briefly detained by police.Some of the protesters including the mother of the victim were dragged away by the police who had imposed prohibitory orders in the high-security area. The physiotherapy student had died of her injuries in a Singapore hospital nearly two weeks after the attack on December 16, 2012.”We want justice for our daughter,” her mother told reporters at the protest site, fighting tears.”I have come out on the streets because I am very disappointed today….

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