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Braveheart's Family Wants Death Penalty for All Accused
The family of Delhi gangrape victim today said it would not want anything less than death sentence for all the accused, including the minor, and urged the central government to amend the law in this connection.

The offer of a government job to one in the family by Delhi government was turned down by the victim's brother.

"The family would never accept that the person who played a major role in the crime is let off with a mere punishment of three years only because he has the excuse that he is a minor," the grandfather of the 23-year-old victim told PTI here.

The family would urge the central government to amend the law in this connection, he said.

The brother of the deceased, on phone from Delhi, said the offer of the Delhi government of government job to one in the family had been turned down and chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been informed of this.

The brother said as of now he is only an intermediate and so would not get a good job.

He said Dikshit had assured him of admission into an engineering course.

The brother said his family had full faith that the medical examination would prove him (minor accused) to be a major and pave way for the sternest of punishment.

The family wants that all the accused are given death sentence, he said.

The demand for amendment of the law comes in the backdrop of The Justice Verma Committee recommending life for gangrape but no death penalty.
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3/D-39
Jan 26, 2013
09:02 AM

 The Justice Verma Report does not address the most important issue: if the victim of rape is killed by the criminals, the crime must be seen as more serious and gvven the laxity in proscecution, death penalty seems to be the most appropriate penalty. Giving preferential treatment to juveniles on the ground of age is again rather undesirable.

Bahu Virupaksha, Pondicherry
2/D-5
Jan 26, 2013
02:46 AM

The crime resulted in the death of an innocent person, apart from the fact that the person is brutally raped. A murder of this kind warrants at a minimum death to the perpetrators.

As for the 'minor', even if he is proved a minor age-wise, he did not do a child's crime.  He committed a brutal adult crime and that too is singularly charged with the most violent aspects of this rape and murder.  There is nothing childlike or 'minor' about this person's actions.

This 'minor' SHOULD BE hanged, and he should be hanged first.

Non Fanatic, London
1/D-58
Jan 25, 2013
02:18 PM

Death is a one time pain..especially when you hang a person it just takes approximately 5 seconds for the carotid arteries to get blocked which results in reduced blood flow to the brain ...and the person expires within another 10 seconds. So all in all around 15 sec a person gets killed.

If the person is made to suffer lifelong in solitary confinement...thats a punishment far more deadly than death. Thats exactly the Verma commission has suggested.

Jo Mb, kolkata
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