Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

1/7/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

In devastating TV interview, father gives details on attack that has riled nation

After a period of great secrecy, essential details in a 23-year-old Indian woman's brutal rape and murder have finally come to light. "Her name was Jyoti. I am proud of her," her father Badri Singh Pandey said on national television. Medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey died from her injuries 13 agonizing days after her attack on a speeding New Delhi bus. India and the world are demanding that the six suspects involved in her gang rape be brought to justice.

'I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks,' Badri Singh Pandey declared. 'They will find strength from my daughter.'

"I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks," Badri Singh Pandey declared. "They will find strength from my daughter."

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/7/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Rape, India, suspects, justice, father, family, murder


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks," Pandey declared. "They will find strength from my daughter."

Pandey spoke from his ancestral village of Billia in Uttar Pradesh, a state in the north of India, where the family has gone to grieve.

He has no desire to see what his daughter's look like. He wants just to see them punished and hanged. "Death to all six of them," he said. "These men are beasts.

"They should be made an example of and that society will not allow such things to happen."

His daughter died on December 29 in a specialist hospital in Singapore after she struggled to survive her injuries -- so grievous that her intestines had to be removed.

Undergoing three major surgeries, including one to remove her intestines, she suffered a cardiac arrest in India before being flown to Singapore for treatment.

Pandey told how his daughter, despite her ordeal, wanted to go on living. As she drifted in and out of consciousness in her hospital bed, she was able to communicate with her family through written notes.

"She had a feeding pipe in her mouth making it difficult for her to speak," he said. "But she did write on some paper that she wanted to live, she wanted to survive and stay with us.

"But it was fate that had the last say in the end."

Her identity was revealed as two of her six suspected rapists today begged a court to allow them to turn witness for the prosecution in a desperate bid to escape punishment.

Five men and a 17-year-old boy have been formally charged over the rape and murder after DNA tests linked them to the crime.

According to India Today, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma made their plea to turn witness as they appeared before magistrate Jyoti Kler to have their remand extended until January 19.

"Accused Pawan and Vinay have been directed to move an appropriate application to become witnesses in the case before the court concerned," the magistrate said in an order dictated to the court room after the accused were sent back to jail.

It is a common practice in India, where investigators have difficulty finding evidence that suspects are asked to give crucial evidence in return for a lighter sentence.

Legal experts say that in the case of such a heinous crime, it is unlikely that they will be granted the opportunity to lessen any potential punishment.

Two other suspects, Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh, pleaded for legal aid to help with their defense, and the fifth is not due before court until tomorrow. The sixth accused - a minor - will have his case heard by a Juvenile Justice Board.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for January 2015
General Intention:
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Missionary Intention: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

Undeniably cute rendition of classic children's song is sure to put a smile on your face Watch

Image of Josie sings an adorable song to her father.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the midst of war, terror and disease, it's important to take the time to smile and remember that some of the world is good. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An adorable toddler melts hearts with her spunky rendition of classic children's song "Old McDonald." ... continue reading


Mother of quadruplets tragically dies without ever seeing her four miracles Watch

Image of Erica Morales, 36-years-old, tragically passed away hours after giving birth to quadruplets.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Just hours after giving birth to quadruplets, Arizona mother, Erica Morales, died. "She never got to hold them, she never got to see them," cried Morales' cousin, Nicole Todman to Fox10. "It is so hard to know she fought so hard for her children. She will never get to ... continue reading


Archbishop of San Francisco warns of coming war on marriage Watch

Image of The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, warned of a growing war on the

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On January 16, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, warned of a growing war on the "essential meaning of marriage," as defining "a bond which unites a man and a woman to each other and to any children who come from their union." LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


One... two... three babies?! New mother gets shocking surprise in ultrasound Watch

Image of Boe, Mika and Hope love to cuddle. (Magic Moments SWNS.com)

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Imagine hoping for one child, and being told you're pregnant with triplets; this was the case for British mother of now four, Melanie Thornton. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Melanie had a happy life with just her 13-year-old daughter and husband. Her husband, ... continue reading


Do you know what your kids are putting online? Here are 30 text acronyms that your teen DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW Watch

Image of Teens have an entire code for keeping parents clueless about their activities.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In this new age of easy, fast and discrete communication the English language has rapidly evolved in a way that may leave many older people at a loss. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Acronyms rule the digital airwaves, being all important in the world of ... continue reading


14 years later: Extreme and horrific child abuse victim, Lauren Kavanaugh, thrives Watch

Image of Lauren Kavanaugh, now 21-years-old, attends college and plans on becoming a counselor to help those going through similar situations as hers.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Routinely raped and tortured, Lauren Kavanaugh was forced to live in a 4ft by 9ft closet for five years of her life until she was rescued in 2001. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Now 21-years-old, Lauren lives the "normal" life of a college student aspiring to make ... continue reading


Should marriage be defined by the legal system? The Supreme Court may aim to change the textbook definition of marriage Watch

Image of The U.S. Supreme Court may decide on same-sex marriage, as early as June of this year.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What is the definitive definition of marriage? Is it only a union before God between men and women, or is it extended to same-sex couples as well? This is a question that may be legally decided by the Supreme Court, which is set to decide soon if it will take up ... continue reading


The Reality of Marriage: The Lifelong Union of One Man and One Woman Watch

Image of

By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

Marriage is a unique reality. There is no possibility of redefining it, shaping it in a new and essentially different way, or altering its nature, since marriage is authored by God and woven into the fabric of human life. The reality of marriage is the permanent union ... continue reading


A dream come true: Paraplegic woman remarkably walks down the wedding aisle Watch

Image of [Photo Courtesy of Disney Fine Art Photography and Video]

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Walking down the aisle, adorned in the prettiest wedding dress, reaching the arms of your Prince Charming is every girl's dream come true. For Tami Martin, this dream appeared to be only a fairytale when she was told she would never walk again. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


The Quad Squad arrives: Viral quadruplets enter the world Watch

Image of Ashley Gardner was completely shocked to learn she would be having four babies.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Ashley and Tyson Gardner welcomed to the world their, already viral, quadruplets. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Indie, Esme, Scarlett and Evangeline, better known as the Gardner Quad Squad, made their entrance on Sunday, December 28. Each weighing in at about ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 9:15, 24-28
15 This makes him the mediator of a new covenant, so ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
1 [Psalm] Sing a new song to Yahweh, for he has ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:22-30
22 The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 26th, 2015 Image

St. Timothy
January 26: Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter