SC upholds death penalty to Nirbhaya’s killers

No mercy for Nirbhaya’s killers: Review plea of the three convicts dismissed by the Supreme Court in its verdict ,2012 Delhi gang-rape case: Supreme Court dismisses review pleas filed by 3 of the 4 convicts seeking reduction of their death sentence to a life term, upholds its earlier order of death sentence.

The apex court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court in the case of gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in New Delhi.

She was gang raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar jail here.

A juvenile, who was among the accused, was convicted by a juvenile justice board. He was released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term.

In its judgement, the Supreme Court had said that the “brutal, barbaric and diabolic nature” of the crime could create a “tsunami of shock” to destroy a civilised society.

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