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Sonia promised us a flat: Delhi braveheart brother

Updated: February 3, 2013, 5:43 PM IST
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Sonia promised us a flat: Delhi braveheart brother
He said that Sonia told the family that they need not worry about anything as she considered them her own family.

Ballia: Delhi braveheart brother on Sunday said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has assured his family of a flat in the national capital and a job for one of the members. Sonia along with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi had visited the family on Saturday. The brother of the 23-year-old girl, who was brutually beaten up and gangraped in a moving bus in the national capital on December 16, 2012, also said that Sonia told his family that charges have been framed against the accused in court and justice would be done soon.

He said that it was on the request of his mother that Sonia assured to initiate steps to get a flat alloted to them in the city and a job to him. The brother said that Sonia spent almost an hour with the family and for the maximum time, she was with the girl's mother, who got emotional and broke down several times. The family discussed about punishment to the sixth accused, who had been declared juvenile, and to frame a law to reduce the age of being juvenile. He said Sonia intently listened to them and assured that she would see at her own level what could be done within the framework of the law.

She assured the family saying they should not worry about anything and she considered them as her family. She said she was personally watching every activity related to the case, he said. The brother said the Congress President expressed grief at not being able to save the girl despite all efforts. He said it was the fourth time Sonia had visited the family. Earlier, she went twice to the hospital and also met them at the airport when the body was flown back from Singapore, he said.

He added that during her stay, she enquired about the family moving from Ballia to Delhi in 1983 and regarding various aspects of the life of the girl since her childhood up to her physiotherapy course. Sonia also went to the room of the girl and had a look at her books. He said the family was impressed with Sonia's affection and straightforwardness.

First Published: February 3, 2013, 5:43 PM IST
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