The Hush Post|3:29 pm |-one-minute-read|
Delhi gang-rape victim Nirbhaya’s younger brother has become a pilot. He has finally joined a private airline after completing his commercial pilot training. What’s more! His parents cannot stop thanking Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making it possible.
The father of the 23-year-old whose gang-rape in 2012 left the nation shocked said that Rahul had helped the grief-stricken family in “every way possible he could.”
“My son (he refused to name him) is now a pilot, said Mr Badrinath Singh. He completed his training two years ago. He has joined IndiGo Airlines and is already flying planes. And it is true it was possible only because of Rahul Gandhi,” said Mr Badrinath Singh.
Singh works at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
He said his son after completing his Class 12 got admitted to the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, a government-funded autonomous institute in Rae Bareli — the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi’s mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
“Rahul Gandhi made it possible. He looked after us after the incident,” the father said, referring to the December 16, 2012 night when his daughter was brutally gang-raped. She died 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.
“He (Gandhi) helped us emotionally. He helped us in many ways. He helped us monetarily. Otherwise, how was it possible for us to make our son a pilot.”
Mr Singh said many came to help the family initially, but it was Gandhi who stood by us always and had strictly told us to keep it a “secret.”
“He used to tell us he was not doing it for his politics. It was purely on humanitarian basis. He used to tell us not to speak to the media,” Mr Singh said, adding that he too has nothing to do with Mr Gandhi’s politics, “but the truth remains the truth, and we cannot thank him enough.”
He said the Congress leader used to counsel his son regularly and motivated him to do something good in his life and support the family.
“He suggested to him to pursue a pilots training course and got him admitted to the Uran Akademi in Rae Bareli,” Mr Singh said.