No sense of closure for victims

October 01, 2015 12:47 am | Updated November 17, 2021 01:04 am IST - MUMBAI:

For someone who saw her son stuck to the hospital bed in coma for nine years before he became the 189th victim of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, Jayashree Sawant is bitter about the delayed justice.

As the special MCOCA court judge Y.D. Shinde handed death sentence to five of the 12 convicts and awarded life imprisonment to the remaining seven, several victims of the July 11, 2006 explosions said the verdict had not brought a sense of justice and closure to the horrific memories and their aftermath.

“All the culprits should be hanged,” demanded Ms. Sawant. Her elder son Parag Sawant was travelling in a Churchgate-Virar train when he was severely injured in the explosion near Mira Road station. He suffered severe brain damage and went into coma, and passed away on July 7, 2015.

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