Delhi gang rape named by mother
Dec 17, New Delhi: The mother of a student who died after being brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi has publicly revealed her daughter's name “Jyoti Singh”.
Asha Singh told a crowd on Wednesday that she felt "no shame" in announcing her daughter's name. However, rape victims cannot be named under Indian law.
Their identities are often hidden in a bid to protect them from being shunned in society.
Jyoti, 23, a physiotherapy student died after being brutally raped by six men on a moving bus in 2012, causing global outrage.
"I say this in front of you all that her name was Jyoti Singh," Asha Singh said at a public gathering in Delhi, to mark the third anniversary of the attack.
She said, "There is no need for us to feel any shame. It is the perpetrators of heinous crimes who must feel ashamed of themselves."
Four men were convicted of the crime and handed the death penalty in 2014.
One died in jail in March while another, aged 17 at the time, is set to be released after serving three years in a reform facility - the maximum term possible for a juvenile in India.
According to reported data, there were 36,000 rape cases in 2014, with 2,096 in Delhi. However, experts said that the numbers were likely to be higher.
The Oslo Times