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Delhi gangrape: Kejriwal joins protest

Posted on Dec 21, 07:45PM | IBNS

Demanding fast trial of accused held in connection to the Delhi gangrape case, Aam Admi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Friday went to Jantar Mantar in central Delhi to sit on dharna as the national capital along with the rest of the country continued to protest against the brutal incident.

Kejriwal said: "It is not a question of capital punishment. It is a question of swiftness and certainty of punishment. Then only rape incidents can be stopped."

He said the society should introspect itself.

"I think this case has shocked us all. The society as a whole needs to introspect," Kejriwal said.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary RK Singh said the government will seek life imprisonment for the accused.

"We will chargesheet this case quickly..Our request will be for a day-to-day trial and we will ask for maximum penalty in the case. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment," Singh said in a press conference on Friday.

Doctors of Safdarjung Hospital on Friday said the brutalized girl has been taken off ventilator.

Medical superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, BD Athani said: "Victim is attempting to speak. Her liver condition not good. Victim's platelet count has dropped. ...We are trying to prevent infection spreading further."

Meanwhile, the fifth accused in the horrific Delhi gangrape was arrested by the police even as anger against the brutal attack continues to rage across the national capital and beyond with students and civil society groups on Friday took their protest at the doorstep of the President of India.

The fifth suspect was caught from Badayun in western Uttar Pradesh and brought to Delhi. Earlier reports said two men were arrested but later it was clarified that one accused is still absconding.