Death Sentence to Nirbhaya Convicts : Supreme Court

Admin | Update: 05/05/2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday 5th May, confirmed death penalty for all four convicts in Nirbhaya case. The apex court termed the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case a 'barbaric incident'.

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan said 'taking note of the serious injuries, the severe nature of offense committed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence' of Delhi High Court Death Penalty.

The bench had verdict on appeals filed by the Mukesh(24), Pawan(20), Vinay Sharma(22) and Akshay Kumar Singh (22) against the Death sentence by Trial Court on 13th September 2013. The same was upheld by the Delhi High also 12th March 2014. Now the Supreme court Bench Confirm the Death Penalty.

This was the cured story of 2012, where five adult men and 23 year old so called juvenile are traveling in bus where Nirbhaya and her male friend join, where they cruelly raped the Nirbhaya and beat both with metal bar as well as through them out of bus on running road. With this event Nirbhaya died two week later.

Considering the “Gravity of the case and Question of Law involved”, The Supreme Court bench had appointed two Senior Supreme Court lawyers to argue appeal filed by the Mukesh(24), Pawan(20), Vinay Sharma(22) and Akshay Kumar Singh (22).

Justice Dipak Mishra said that all modern and progressive techniques have been used in investigation, prosecution shall be relied on, dying declaration is consistent and it has been proved beyond doubt and corroborated.

Justice Bhanumati Said that education of our Children to be ensure that they will give respect to women. Also given the example of Swami Vivekananda as to, how we should ensure the tradition enrich society with knowledge and understanding to ensure justice for women.

Finally, The Supreme Court, observed that their offense fell in rarest of the rare category and had upheld the death sentence awarded to them by trial and High Court.

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