He could have saved my daughter: Delhi gang-rape victim's father
Lucknow: The father of the 23-year-old girl who was raped by a gang of
six men on a moving bus in Delhi has said that his daughter would have
been alive if her male friend had shown some courage.
"The scene would have been different had the boy shown some courage and
tried to shout for help. He could have opened a window," he was quoted
as saying by India Today.
"I have come to know that some people are demanding bravery award for
him. But what kind of bravery has he shown? It was my daughter who died
fighting with the vultures. She had shown the real courage and she
should be given bravery award posthumously," he said.
On Friday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met the family of
the victim and handed over them a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to Delhi
gang-rape victim's family.
While speaking to reporters, Yadav said that though the government has
extended help to the family, their loss is immense and cannot be
"This is a gruesome incident...The country has come to know of
it...There has not been any such case in the world...There is anger in
the country over it and people are also showing it," Yadav said.
The Chief Minister also announced that a primary health centre (PHC)
would be set up in the village for which land has been made available
but denied that it would be named after the girl, saying that there was
no such provision under the law.