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Hang all the rapists, says Delhi victim's family

Last updated on: January 25, 2013 13:40 IST

The family of the Delhi gang-rape victim on Friday said it would not want anything less than the death sentence for all the accused, including the minor, and urged the central government to amend the law in this connection.

Meanwhile, the offer of a government job to someone in the family, made by the Delhi government, was turned down by the victim's brother.

"The family would never accept that the person who played a major role in the crime is let off with a mere punishment of three years only because he has the excuse that he is a minor," said the grandfather of the 23-year-old victim.

The family would urge the central government to amend the law in this connection, he said.

The brother of the deceased, on phone from Delhi, said the offer of the Delhi government of giving a government job to someone in the family had been turned down and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been informed about this development.

The brother said as of now, he is only an intermediate and so would not get a good job.

He said Dikshit had assured him of getting admission into an engineering course.

The brother said his family had full faith that the medical examination would prove him (minor accused) to be an adult and pave the way for the sternest of punishment.

The family wants death sentences for all the accused, he said.

The demand for amendment of the law comes in the backdrop of The Justice Verma Committee recommending the life sentence for gang rape but no death penalty.

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