Nirbhaya gangrape case: Supreme Court upholds death penalty of rapists

Badrinath Singh the victim's father said his daughter has

Badrinath Singh the victim's father said his daughter has"finally got justice

Akshay Kumar Singh, the fourth convict, had not filed a review plea.

The court also observed that the convicts failed to point out the error in the judgement. He also said that the convicts can not re-argue their case in the guise of a review petition.

The brutal attack prompted widespread protests throughout the country, sparked a new debate about women's safety in India and resulted in strict changes to the country's rape laws which now allows for the death penalty in some rape cases.

"Unfortunately, executions do not eradicate violence against women".

A panel entrusted with reviewing legislation boosted the jail terms to 20 years for rape despite rejecting public appeals for the death penalty.

"The convicts must be immediately hanged to death", he said.

Last year on May 5, the apex court had upheld the death sentences awarded to the four convicts by a trial court and confirmed by the Delhi High Court for raping and brutally assaulting a 23-year-old para-medical student inside a moving bus.

Ms Singh was dumped on the streets 45 minutes later with horrific internal injuries, and died 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.

The Supreme Court reiterated today that the three sets of dying declarations of the December 16 gangrape victim Nirbhaya, including the one made through gestures, were "true, voluntary and consistent". "This decision reaffirms our trust in the court that we will definitely get justice".

Three then appealed to the Supreme Court to have the death sentences converted to life imprisonment.

The apex court had in 2017 upheld the death penalty awarded to the four convicts by the Delhi High Court after which three of them - Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23), had filed a review petition. Tell us how our conclusion is wrong. prove our analysis of DNA and dying declaration was wrong, the investigation was perverse etc.

The third declaration was recorded by a metropolitan magistrate on December 25 and was mostly through gestures. Time and again her parents have demanded death penalty for all the rapists, including the juvenile.

With regard to the second declaration, the counsel appearing for the convicts submitted that in the police diary there was no mention of it. The incident occurred in Delhi on December 16, 2012. Another convict, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in his cell in Tihar jail.

"There is no merit in the petitions", said Justice Ashok Bhushan, who read out the judgment. A minor in the case was convicted by the Juvenile Justice Court and served a three year sentence.

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