The debate over the Juvenile Law, proposing to try juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults, is underway in the Rajya Sabha. The parents of Nirbhaya were also present in the visitors gallery and as the debate raged Derek O’Brein said that as a father he would have “shot the rapist”.

He said, “Had it been my daughter, god forbid, what would I do? Had I trusted the laws of the country or hire the best lawyers or taken out a gun and shot him? I would have taken out a gun and shot him. So it is an emotional matter.”

Clearing his stance on the issue the Trinamool Congress leader backed the bill and said, “don’t take me wrong. I am trying to express myself. I am not acting irresponsible. I am talking as a father what would I do.”