‘Rahul Gandhi looked after us emotionally, monetarily, but asked us to keep it a secret,’ says Nirbhaya’s father

Rahul Gandhi
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Nirbhaya’s father, Badrinath Singh has revealed it to a news agency that the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had immensely helped with when the family was going through a stressful time followed by the hideous gang-rape and murder of their daughter.

According to the Indo-Asian News Agency report, Badrinath Singh, in 2017, said that Rahul Gandhi provided emotional and monetary aid to the family. As per him, while many came forward to help the family after the news broke out, it was the former Congress President who stood by them without drawing attention towards him.


Rahul Gandhi with supporters
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He was an Angel to us

Singh further refers to Gandhi as an ‘angel’ who despite helping asked them to keep it a secret. Clarifying that he has no political agenda, Singh also revealed that Gandhi had helped Nirbhaya’s brother to become a pilot. He also said that the aid Gandhi offered was on humanitarian grounds without a hidden political agenda. Refusing to take his son’s name, Singh went on to inform that his son had completed training and has joined IndiGo airlines which were only possible because of Rahul Gandhi.

This article that dates back to 2017 has resurfaced on the internet after Nirbhaya’s convicts, four of them, who were earlier sentenced to death, were executed in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. After repeated delaying of the execution and a late-night drama in the Delhi High Court yesterday, the convicts were hanged on the morning of Friday.

On 16th December 2012, a young woman, later to be known as ‘Nirbhaya’, was gang-raped by six men inside a bus, tortured her further with an iron rod and was thrown out of the bus along with her friend. Battling for life, she died in one of the hospitals in Singapore on the 29th of December. Out of the six accused, four of them – Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh – were hanged to death, the fifth accused Ram Singh committed suicide in his cell. The sixth accused, a juvenile at the time of the crime, was sent to remand room and is now leading a new life as a cook in South India.