SC gave death, but victimís father still waits for justice
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The state then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court. "I did not give up. After the appeal was filed in the Supreme Court, I hired a lawyer in Delhi to fight the case," said Kumar.
In February 2005, the Supreme Court upheld the trial court's order of death penalty, observing, "we have no hesitation in holding that the case at hand falls in the rarest of rare category and death sentence awarded by the trial court was appropriate.''
Following the Supreme Court judgement, Satish went into hiding. He was nabbed from Jind in Haryana about five months later.
"I went to Punjab about 10 times after coming to know he was hiding there, but he managed to give me the slip. Later, I came to know that he was working at a brick klin in Jind. I informed the local police and went to Jind with them. We caught Satish there and brought him to Meerut," said Kumar. Satish, now 43, is lodged in the Agra Central Jail at present.
In July last year, Kumar came to know through media reports that the President had accepted Satish's mercy petition. "I wrote to the President and the Prime Minister raising objection, but got no response," he said.
After the nationwide outrage over the Delhi gangrape, Kumar again sent letters to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other authorities.
"I have sent a letter to Sushma Swaraj and some other senior BJP leaders also after coming to know that they advocated death penalty for those responsible for rape and murder," he said.
He has also sent petitions to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, National Human Rights Commission, National Women's Commission and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Amrish said that if no decision is taken soon, he and his family members will begin a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on January 26.
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