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|The Real Name||Jyoti Sharma|
|Date of Birth||Year 1989|
|The birthplace||Ballia, Uttar Pradesh|
|Date of death||29 December 2012, at 04:45|
|The Place of Death||Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore|
|Death Cause||Multiple Organ Failure (Due To Gang Rape).|
|Age at the death||23 years|
|Hometown||Ballia, Uttar Pradesh|
|Higher Education||Graduation from Physiotherapy|
Mother– Asha Devi
|Boys, Affairs and Other|
|Marital Status||Married but unmarried|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Awindra Pratap Pandey (software engineer)
A Few Less Well-Known Facts about Nirbhaya
- Nirbhaya was created in 1989 as Jyoti Sing in Ballia District, Uttar Pradesh.
- She was part of the Bhumihar family.
- Her family moved from Delhi to take up residence at Palam Airport.
- Her family was from Palam in Delhi.
- She began preparing for her 12th examination after passing it. for The PMT (Pre Medical Test) was passed by her. However, she decided not to take the exam and continue with her studies in Physiotherapy. In Dehradun, she was accepted into a Physiotherapy Institute.
- Late 2012 she was back in Delhi, and she enrolled in an internship at a Gurgaon-based Physiotherapy Hospital.
- On the night of 16 December 2012, she was returning to her home with her boyfriend; after watching the film “Life of Pi” in Saket, South Delhi. They boarded a white-colored private bus at Munirka for Dwarka, which was being driven at around 9:15 pm (IST), by joyriders.
- The driver was the only person onboard the bus. They became suspicious when the bus took a different route. When her boyfriend objected, the 6 joyriders taunted the couple & asked what they were doing at such a late hour.
- She was soon enraged by her boyfriend’s actions and began to fight with the joyriders. The iron rod was used to beat him and then he became unconscious. Jyoti was raped by the group.
- After half an hour, the group of men threw Jyoti and her boyfriend from the moving bus at Mahipalpur. Both of them were also taken from their belongings and clothes.
- Nirbhaya’s postmortem reports revealed that she suffered serious injuries to her intestine, abdomen, and genitals due to the assault. A blunt object may have also been suggested by doctors. for The police later found that the penetration was an L-shaped, rusted rod used as a wheel-jack handle.
- After her initial treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, she was moved to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for She was given further treatment and she died on 29/12/12 from her injuries.
- Following the incident there was an unrest throughout the country. At the Raisina Hill, New Delhi, and India Gate, thousands of protestors clashed against the police. Protestors were fired water canons as well as tear gas shells at police officers. The incident was condemned by many countries in South Asia, the Middle-East and elsewhere.
- On 29 December 2012, the American Embassy released a statement; offering their condolences to Nirbhaya’s family. Ban Ki-moon (the then UN Secretary-General) stated,
It is unacceptable to tolerate violence against women. Every girl and woman has the right to be respected, valued and protected.”
- Chaya Sharma, an IPS officer in Delhi Police was assigned to investigate the case.
- Chaya Sharma’s team had to struggle in finding the bus as more than 1600 private white buses were plying on Delhi roads. Initial clues that were given to the team included yellow curtains on the bus and red seats. The team narrowed down 300 bus options and found the target bus with meticulous work. This was within the first 18 hours.
- In a swift action, the Delhi Police team led by Chaya Sharma underwent an intense search operation and arrested all the accused within 24 hours of the incident. The 6 accused were identified as Ram Singh (the driver), Mukesh Singh (Ram Singh’s brother), Vinay Sharma (an assistant gym instructor), Pawan Gupta (a fruit-seller), and a 17-year juvenile (from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh).
- In an interview, Chaya Sharma revealed that it was possible to detain the convicts just because of Nirbhaya’s consistent statements. She remembered when she first met Nirbhaya (the 23-year-old Physiotherapy-intern) in hospital; fighting for After being brutally raped she was incredibly positive about her future. She further said that Nirbhaya’s attitude was very positive and she never clammed up like rape victims usually do.
They did this to me, do not spare them.”
This was the message that Nirbhaya gave Chaya Sharma, a police officer.
- Ram Singh killed himself during his trial.
- In December 2013, the “Nirbhaya Trust” was established by the family of the victim. The Trust’s main aim is to provide shelter and legal assistance to women who have experienced violence.
- In 2013, the US State Department awarded Nirbhaya posthumously the “International Women of Courage Award.”
- On 13 March 2014, the Delhi High Court confirmed the death sentence for Each of the four men were found guilty.
- The sentence of the Delhi High Court was upheld by the Supreme Court on 5 May 2017.
- Patiala House Court, Delhi, ordered the execution of four death row prisoners at 7:01 am on the 22nd January 2020. Nirbhaya’s mother had filed a plea in the Patiala House Court, through her advocates Jitendra Kumar Jha and Seema Kushwaha. In his order, additional sessions judge Satish Kumar Arora observed that the convicts had either exhausted their remedies or hadn’t exercised some of them despite being given sufficient time and opportunity.
- Reportedly, moments before the court’s order that they would hang at 7 am on January 22, the mother of one of them begged for His life was a tragic one. Convict Mukesh Singh’s mother walked up to Nirbhaya’s mother, held her sari in a gesture of begging, and pleaded:
Mere bete ko maaf kar do. Main uski zindagi ki bheekh maangti hoon (Please forgive my son. Please forgive me. for his life).”
She wept. So did Nirbhaya’s mother, who replied:
A daughter was also my own. How can I forget what happened to her? It has been a long time since I saw her. for Justice for seven years…”
- After undergoing lengthy judicial remedies, the accused, Pawan, Mukesh, Vinay, and Akshay were finally hanged to death in Delhi’s Tihar Jail on the morning of 20 March 2020. Reportedly, the convicts did not express any “last wish.”
- Even though the Indian Law doesn’t allow the rape victim’s name to be revealed in Public, Nirbhaya’s mother revealed her real name (i.e., Jyoti Singh) in public on her 3rd death anniversary in 2015 at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
- In 2015, a documentary film, India’s Daughter, was made (directed & produced by Leslee Udwin), which was a part of BBC’s Storyville series. However, the film has been banned in India; as the Indian Law doesn’t permit a rape victim’s name to be published.