Nirbhaya’s Brother is Now a Commercial Pilot
Nirbhaya’s younger brother is now a pilot. He has completed his training as a commercial pilot and has joined a private airline.
“My son (he refused to name him) is now a pilot. He completed his training recently. He has joined IndiGo Airlines and is already flying planes. And it is true it was possible because of Rahul Gandhi,” said Mr Singh, who works at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
When Nirbhaya succumbed to the injuries inflicted by her rapists, her brother was in Class 12. After finishing his 12th standard, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi admitted him. Here, he underwent a pilot training for 18 months.
Nirbhaya’s mother, Asha Devi is ecstatic that her son is now a pilot. A few months after the incident, in March 2013, her husband, and two sons moved from their two-room basement to a government-allotted middle-income apartment. The apartment has running water and electricity. Also, Asha Devi says that after Nirbhaya’s demise things have been difficult for her husband. Her husband’s health has deteriorated after the incident. He has been a permanently employed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, where he has a desk job that suits his deteriorating health. The couple has established a trust in Nirbhaya’s memory.
Her son had initially wanted to go for the Indian Army’s recruitment examination but had found it too difficult.
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case are Mukesh (29), Pawan (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). The Apex court awarded them the death penalty, but it is yet to be carried out. The fifth convict, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide while in the jail. However, the sixth convict, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was sent for three years of punishment in a reform home. The court released him in 2015.