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AAP fights for 'Nirbhaya' of Navi Mumbai
It has now been over six months since 'Nirbhaya' was brutally gang raped in Delhi. This was followed by a nationwide uproar with candle light marches, dharnas, morchas, signature campaigns etc. which forced the government to form a committee headed by late Justice Verma to look into anti-rape laws in the country and suggest measures to make them stronger.

The fact is that nothing has changed on ground since then. Rapes go on unabated, with few reported and majority unreported, resulting into further emboldened rapists, criminals, murderers. Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) has been on the forefront in fighting for justice to rape victims.

On 16 June 2013, a 10-year-old girl, a resident of Hanuman Nagar slum Basti located at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai was lured for Rs 10 and taken to an isolated place and raped by four boys who claim to be juveniles. Rape was so brutal that her private parts were almost dismembered. She was admitted to the D.Y. Patil Hospital in Nerul and died of shock and multi organ failure on 25 June.

An FIR was filed in Turbhe Police station. All four culprits have been arrested and sent to juvenile home.

AAP's convenor of Thane district Ravi Shrivastava, who is also an RTI activist said that the post mortem report has not been released by the doctors yet. “Surprisingly the doctors, who have done the post mortem of the girl, have reserved the report,” said Srivastava.

He demanded that there should be medical test of all four accused to establish their correct age. “The four accused are claiming that they are juvenile. There should be medical test conducted to ascertain their age. Any delay in this will dilute the whole set of charges and culprits will never be brought to book,” added Srivatava.

AAP has decided to support victim's father, who is a supervisor in a BPO, in getting justice. The party has also decided to raise the issue at the highest forums, if needed.

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