Police say father did not consent to reveal name

January 06, 2013 10:50 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:40 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Amid reports that the father of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who succumbed to her injuries after she was gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six persons on a moving bus on December 16, wishes the world to know his daughter’s name, he is learnt to have denied having given any such consent.

“We contacted him over phone on Sunday and enquired about it. He has categorically denied that he had given his approval to make his daughter’s name public. We had a conversation with him on Saturday also, during which he reiterated that his daughter’s name should not be revealed,” said a senior police officer.

Reacting to another development that two of the accused have expressed willingness to turn approvers, he said the police were not taking their stand so seriously at this stage.

“Even if they turn approver, it does not change our position right now, nor would it affect the outcome of the case vis-à-vis their culpability. They will be awarded commensurate punishment if held guilty along with others. It is during the proceedings before the court concerned that their applications would come up for hearing,” the officer said, adding the police had prepared a watertight case on the basis of scientific evidence and witness statements.

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