The report “I can’t get fair trial in surcharged Delhi, accused tells SC” (Jan. 20), on one of the accused in the December 16 gang rape case moving the Supreme Court for shifting the case to another State, was shocking. The petitioner must realise the gravity of the crime he and his friends committed.

His plea is a clear attempt at diluting the public outrage over the crime. In fact, such a request must invite greater punishment.

Mahesh K.M.,

Adoor

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