Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wait Is Over In Mattoo Case
After waiting for 11 long years, justice has finally come to the way of Mattoo's, the hapless family of a young lawyer Priyadarshini Mattoo. Priyadarshini was raped and then murdered brutally by one Santosh Singh. Santosh was her senior in Delhi University and also a practising lawyer himself. He is son of an IPS officer who was a high ranking official in Delhi police then.
Reeling under the power of big and powerful, a sessions court acquitted Santosh of the charge of rape and murder. It seemed that justice is prerogative of biggies only. However, in wake of sting operations which exposed the purposeful glitches in Jessica Lal case, there was a huge public outcry about this denial of justice. Ever alert Indian media also stood firmly by general citizens' feelings. And it worked.
Delhi HC took up the case in a fast track session and acceding to CBI's request to treat the case as a 'rarest of rare', Delhi HC sentenced Santosh Singh to death.
This victory, truly goes to Indian media which never allowed the perpetrators to sleep silently during these nights.