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Nirbhaya Case: Supreme Court Confirms death for four convicts.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death penalty awarded to the four convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh – in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case.

The four convicts had challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to death. The trial court had also sentenced them to death. There was an applause in the courtroom as the apex court judges read out the verdict upholding death to the rapists and murderers of Nirbhaya.

 

Two judges pronounced separate judgements on the case. Justice Deepak Mishra, reading out his judgement, said that modern and progressive methods of investigation were taken up for probe into the case. He said that the evidence was relied on, the CCTV footage was reliable. He also said that the declaration by the dying victim was beyond doubt. He said that criminal conspiracy in the case was established. Justice Mishra used terms like brutal, barbaric, diabolic and sadistic pleasures for the crime in his judgement.

 

“Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence,” said the three-judge bench. Justice Bhanumati said that there should be systematic education of children of  to ensure how they will give respect to women. She quoted Swami Vivekananda on how tradition should enrich society with knowledge and understanding to ensure justice for women.

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