Kolkata: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad while demanding death punishment for the perpetrators of the Delhi gang-rape and murder, mentioned the name of the victim on Friday.
"I went to meet the family of the victim in Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) and the father related how the young girl was subjected to barbarism. He revealed his daughter's name to me," said Lalu before mentioning the name of the victim to the audience.
"So long as a rape victim is alive you cannot mention her name, but in this case she is no more," added Prasad while addressing an interactive programme on women's empowerment organized by the FICCI Ladies Organization here.
Union law minister Ashwani Kumar this month had opined that the law was not in favour of revealing the identity of the victim.
Citing examples of Arab countries where criminals are stoned to death, Lalu Prasad demanded the culprits should be hanged and called for stronger laws and stringent punishment for rape and other crimes against women.