South Delhi Municipal Corporation will name a science museum after her

The father of the 23-year-old student who was sexually assaulted on a bus here on December 16 last year says he is hurt by references in the media to her as a “gang rape victim” and wants her to be known as a brave girl that she was.

At a press conference with Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta and South Delhi Mayor Savita Gupta on Tuesday, he said: “When my daughter is repeatedly referred to as a ‘gang rape victim’ on TV and in newspapers, I feel very bad. She was really a brave heart.”

Acknowledging the father’s decision to give his daughter due honour, Mr. Gupta said the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to name an upcoming science museum at R.K. Puram after her.

“This is an important issue that has shaken up the foundations of society. She was a brave girl and she should be known as the brave heart that she was. For how long will the girl be known as the victim?” he asked. “So the SDMC will name the museum after her. It will be called the Brave Heart…Science Museum and will be proof that she changed society for the better.”

All three civic bodies would name their various coming projects in memory of the girl, he said.

Mr. Gupta said the father had given an undertaking under Section 228(A) of the Indian Penal Code that he had no objection to revealing his daughter’s name,…

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