The Prime Minister condoled their loss and assured them that the Union government was considering stringent action against juvenile criminals, he said.

He said the PM asked the family to have faith in the Supreme Court as it would surely grant them justice.     

The father said the family is confident of getting justice in the case.

The 23-year-old paramedical student and her male friend were attacked by six men on December 16, 2012 after they got on a private bus while going home from a theatre. Her friend was battered with an iron rod, which was later used to torture her. The couple was then thrown from the bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries 13 days later at a Singapore hospital.

Last September, four of her attackers were convicted after the case was fast-tracked, while a juvenile was sentenced to three years in a detention centre. Ram Singh, who is the sixth accused in this case, was found dead in jail in March last year.

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