THE DEATH penalty has been proven it is isn’t a deterrent, but for a crime as heinous as the barbaric gang-rape of an innocent young woman, it’s fitting.

“To all of you who have expressed your anger publicly, I want to assure you that your voice has been heard. Today all Indians feel they have lost their own beloved daughter, their cherished sister, a young woman of 23 whose life was full of hope, dreams and promise..” – Sonia Gandhi [president of the ruling Congress party]

Let’s hope the president’s son Abhijit Mukherjee will keep his mouth shut and his ignorant misogyny in check now that the young woman, reportedly dubbed by the media as “Braveheart,” has died.