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Sep 09, 2013 at 12:08pm IST

Delhi gangrape: Eight months on, braveheart's family awaits justice

New Delhi: The verdict in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case is likely to be delivered on Tuesday. The braveheart's family hopes that justice will be done.

"Before leaving she had said that she'll be back in two hours. I am still waiting for that moment," said the braveheart's mother. That cold winter night of December 16 changed this mother's life.

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Eight months after the incident, the shattered family is yet to come to terms with its loss. "I still remember my child's face in Safdarjung hospital, how she laid lifeless there," the mother of the braveheart said.

Today the family says its first priority is to ensure justice for their daughter. "We have faith in the judiciary. The accused should be hanged," the braveheart's father demanded.

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The Delhi braveheart's family now thanks the protestors who took to the streets for the courage to carry on their fight. "When people in the country stood by us, we became hopeful," the father said.

The past months have been an emotional ride for the family with meeting politicians and facing the media. But even as the intensity of the protests reduced, the family continues to fight. "We are still stuck in that moment. We are not being able to move ahead," said the father.

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Their only complaint is that the juvenile hasn't been given a strong enough punishment. "The juvenile hasn't been given enough punishment. It is going to send a wrong message to all such people who commit such heinous crimes," the mother said.

For this family, nothing will be the same but their fight to get justice for their daughter continues. Though they are dissatisfied with the juvenile verdict, for the others, they say, they want nothing other than death.