New Delhi: Welcoming Delhi government’s decision to reject a mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi rape and murder case, the mother of the rape victim hoped that the accused is hanged to death, stated a report.

“I welcome Delhi government’s decision to recommend rejection of mercy petition of one of the convicts in the case. I hope soon the accused will be hanged to death soon,” said Asha Devi, the mother of 2012 Delhi rape and murder victim, as quoted by news agency ANI on Monday.

The mercy petition was filed by Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts sentenced to death in the case of gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student. “This is the most heinous crime of extreme brutality committed by the applicant (Vinay Sharma). This is the case where exemplary punishment should be given to deter others from committing such atrocious crimes,” a source quoted Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain as saying. The Delhi Home Minister noted that there was no merit in the mercy petition and hence strongly recommended its rejection.

Condemning the recent Telangana rape and murder case as ‘barbaric’, Asha Devi sought justice from the authorities concerned and asked the administration to prevent such crimes. “Rape and murder of woman veterinarian was barbaric. Unlike us who had to fight for 7 years, she should get justice soon. The administration should reflect on why such incidents re-occur,” Asha Devi said, according to news agency ANI.

The brutal rape of the paramedic student took place on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012. Six men harassed the woman inside a running bus in south Delhi before throwing her out on the road.

She died on December 29, 2012, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where she was airlifted from Delhi for treatment.

(With agency inputs)