New Delhi: Nirbhaya’s younger brother is flying high and he has joined a private airline after completing his commercial pilot training and his parents cannot stop thanking Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making it possible. The Congress leader helped the grief-stricken family in every way possible he could after their 23-year-old daughter was brutally gang raped on December 16, 2012 that led to her death 13 days later.
“My son (he refused to name him) is now a pilot. He completed his training recently. He has joined IndiGo Airlines and is already flying planes. And it is true it was possible because of Rahul Gandhi,” said Singh, who works at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.
He said his son after completing his Class 12 got admitted to the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, a government-founded autonomous institute in Rae Bareli — the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi’s mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
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 said the Congress leader used to counsel his son regularly and motivated him to do something good in his life and support the family.