Updated: Jun 5, 2021
Who is Nirbhaya?
As we know that our Indian law does not permit to publish the name of the rape victim, so various publications gave the victim of the Delhi Gang Rape Case the name Nirbhaya, which means "fearless", and her struggle till her death became a symbol of women's resistance to rape around the globe. All her rapists were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. This is one of the landmark cases which led the law through a swift reform. The media coverage of this case played a vital part in this change.
What happened in Delhi Gang Rape Case?
On the night of 16th December, 2012 a female paramedic student (physiotherapist intern) who was 23 years old was returning home from a mall with one of her male friend. They both took a public bus from outside of the mall and were accompanied by 6 other people inside the bus including the driver. The friend started getting suspicious when the bus took an off-route direction and the doors were shut. As soon as he objected, he was taunted for travelling late and an argument flared up in which he was beaten up and knocked out with an iron