Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006
While talking to my friends, we occasionally use the word RnM i.e Raped and Murdered, to strike a comparision. For example: "Hey dude staying in his class is worse than getting RnM." And we have a good laugh, because the context here isnt a serious one. But what when someone is getting RnM? And what if everyone knew the accused was guilty(even the judge)? And what if after all evidences(such as DNA sampling), the accused still roamed free?

Justice, in any form, shouldnt be denied. Delaying it for a 10 year span is as good as slapping the victim on the face and telling them to get lost.

Priyadarshini was a third-year law student at Delhi University, when she was found strangled in her uncle’s Vasant Kunj residence. She had been raped, injured 14 times and then strangled with a wire

The main accused Santosh Kumar Singh was her senior in college.On the morning of January 23, Santosh was seen knocking for entrance into Priyadarshini's uncle's house, where she was living, in the Vasant Kunj area of Delhi.

On january 23rd, she was found dead in her apartment. Evidences point to the fact that she was raped, before being strangled to death by an electric wire and her face battered by a motorcycle helmet, beyond recognition.

Delivering the judgement, the Additional Sessions Judge. J.P. Thareja said of Santosh, that though he knew that "He is the man who committed the crime," he was forced to acquit him, giving him the benefit of doubt.Further adding,"The CBI in the matter of DNA evidence has not acted fairly. It tampered with the evidence of clothes of the deceased and also the blood sample of the accused."

I guess that says it all.


Following a public outcry, the CBI then appealed the district court's verdict in Delhi High Court in April 2000. But there have been no presentation of evidence or hearings in the Delhi High Court well into early 2006.

Meanwhile, according to his lawyer, Santosh Singh got married in 2004, and as of February 2006, was leading a happy family life and practising law in Delhi.

Sunday, 23rd July is her birthday. A war cry for justice in the heart of Delhi, a protest that shakes the pillars of the Govt. and one demand - Let justice be delivered immediately.


Are you ready to give her justice?



Join us :

Venue: INDIA GATE
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: 23rd July, 2006

Feedback: justice4priyadarshini@gmail.com
To sign the Petition for retrial in Priyadarshini Mattoo Case click here:
www.petitiononline.com/mattoo/petition.html

Blog:
http://justice4priyadarshini.blogspot.com

Here is the CNN-IBN Video on the topic.

2 comments:

mohit

well right ur supporting a good cause.. but r u actually going to delhi on the 23rd of july?

rishabh_flop_ruler

i dont know. thats why trying to generate awareness, so that the ones who can go there, will go.

 
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