The BJP’s Delhi unit on Tuesday announced that a proposed science museum would be named after the 23-year-old bus gangrape victim who had succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29 last year.
Addressing a joint press conference with the paramedical student’s father, brother and mayor Savita Gupta, state BJP chief Vijender Gupta said the party-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation had decided to christen the science museum “braveheart”, after the gang-raped woman.
“Her father has given an undertaking under section 228 (A) of the Indian Penal Code stating that he has no objection to revealing his daughter’s name. Hence, the museum will be named her,” Vijendar said.
As per the IPC section, the name of a rape victim can be disclosed only if her family gives a written undertaking stating that the name can be made public.
The woman’s father said he wanted the world to know the name of his daughter who had awakened the consciousness of the nation. And he objected to the media referring to her as the gangrape victim. “She is the daughter of the nation,” he said.
He also demanded the death penalty for all the six accused in the case. The woman’s brother said the juvenile accused was the most violent of all, had inflicted inhuman torture on her and should therefore be treated like other accused.