Call it a co-incidence, but after 3 years, 3 months, 3 days of long justice system ordeal, finally brought 3 jail convictions today in Dr. Divyendu Sinha's murder case. Two of the five defendants still remain to be sentenced. The court witnessed an outpouring of community support with many holding Dr. Sinha’s photo and asking for maximum sentence.
Alka Sinha, widow of Dr. Divyendu Sinha made an emotional and moving statement describing her pain and suffering of the past 3 plus years, emotional emptiness and future opportunities which she and her two sons will never have and failure of the justice system as a whole.
After 3 and half years with numerous trials and deliberations, a jury finally gave a verdict yesterday in Dr. Devyendu Sinha's murder case for the last two remaining suspects. The jury found them guilty on a simple assault on sons of Dr. Devyendu, Ashish and Ravi Sinha. In what appears to be, this verdict now puts a closure on the case with none of the defendants receiving any serious jail term.
Mastradio spoke to Gaurang Vaishnav, a community leader who has been with the case since its inception and spent numerous hours and nights gathering support to bring about a just verdict. In what appears to be one of the core factors, the jury could not find enough evidence linking the death to the assault by defendants, as no weapons were found or linked with the case. The victim Dr. Devyendu Sinha, died of massive hemorrhage post the assault.
Gaurang along with many community members were simply shocked and outraged in NJ court house. A visually disappointed Alka Sinha, spouse of Dr. Divyendu Sinha, walked out of the courtroom while the verdict was being delivered.
As India celebrates Republic Day today, lets take a moment to remember the fallen and active heroes who continue to put their lives to protect freedom and sovereignty of India.
A girl from Uttar Pradesh paid by her life and dignity, and while her family still continues to recover and mourn, and friend struggle in hospital -- we have parties like MNS and religious speakers like Bapu Asaram, making controversial statements on the unfortunate story. Hindsight is always 20/20. Both of them could have chosen to speak on the bravery of the victim’s friend, cultural failures etc., but didn’t.