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IN People ON 09 Aug, 2016
In a shocking turn of events, the lawyer ML Sharma who is representing the convicts of the 2012's Nirbhaya gang rape claims that the tragic night of December 16, 2012 was actually pre-planned for the mere reason of scoring political mileage for the male companion of the victim.
And he didn't stop there. He made some questionable and controversial remarks about that night.
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"After paying Rs 10,000 to his brother Ram Singh (one of the accused who committed suicide in Tihar jail during the trial) the politician and male companion of the victim assured him of protection from all problems, but they ditched him. Being frustrated, Ram Singh decided to reveal everything to the trial court and the media."
"After this information reached these persons they got him killed. But it was called a suicide. His brother Mukesh too was under fear of being killed like Ram Singh. Mukesh was regularly being tortured and it resulted in him speaking the police version in court."
"Mukesh now knows that he is sure to be hanged. So he wants to disclose all facts. Till now he did not dare to do so due to fear of being killed."
"Just because we are permitting you sufficient time does not mean that you can say whatever you want and at time become indifferent. No No No this just cannot be permitted."
"The post-mortem report prepared by the Singapore hospital (where the victim received treatment) says the uterus and ovaries were intact. Going by the human anatomy, if a rod is inserted through the vagina, it cannot reach the intestines without breaking the uterus."
I have already declared that I will pay Rs 10 lakh award to a doctor or anybody who can prove as per medical science that without destroying the uterus, the intestines can be pulled out using an iron rod," he said. "I am sure they cannot. The police are lying. The rod theory was added later to sensationalise the whole case and also to provoke public anger."
"When the girl was admitted in the hospital on December 16, 2012 at 11:15pm, the doctor found her in a fit state of mind and recorded her statement. While narrating the entire happening she did not utter a single word about unnatural rape using a rod. If patient herself did not mention anything about such a cruel and painful act, from where did the police get this? The iron rod is missing in the testimony of her boyfriend also."