Death penalty has been upheld for all four convicts of Nirbhaya gang-rape by the Supreme Court today. Describing the crime as “Story of a different world”, the apex court said that “The Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case is rarest of rare case and we are compelled to give extreme punishment to ensure justice”.
The court also said that “The brutal, barbaric and demonaical conduct of the convicts shook the conscience of humanity and they don’t deserve leniency. Cannot believe that this kind of crime was committed in this world.”
Confirming the death penalty handed over by the two other courts, Suprement court judges said that “Victim’s dying declaration is consistent; it has been proved beyond doubt and corroborated. If ever a case called for hanging, this was it. Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence.”
The verdict was given through a 429 page order and the court used words like “gross”, “beastly”, “sadistic”, “brutal” and “gruesome” for the act of convicts.
Parents of Nirbhaya were also present in the court at the time of verdict delivery. The verdict was welcomed by a loud applause from the people present in the court.
Nirbhaya, the 23 year old physiotherapy student was gang raped on December 16, 2012 by six men. Her ordeal lasted for over six hours. The girl was brutalised with an iron rod. She was treated in a Delhi hospital for some time and later shifted to Singapore. She fought bravely but couldn’t survive for long and died after 13 days of being shfited to Singapore.
An outrage and street protests were held in India and some other countries as well. A trial court had sentenced death penalty for them in 2013, which was later confirmed by the High Court. The convicts later appealed in the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court has also upheld the death sentence.
Rapists need no mercy. They should be hanged.