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Nirbhaya Gangrape Case Verdict Live: Hang the 4 Convicts Soon, Says Father

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence of all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case which shook the conscience of the nation. All the three SC judges upheld this as rarest of rare case.

News18.com | May 05, 2017, 17:05 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence of all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case which shook the conscience of the nation. All the three SC judges upheld this as rarest of rare case.

The four convicts are Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh. The hearings had gone on for almost a year on regular basis.
May 05, 2017 17:05 (IST)

Nirbhaya's mother trains guns on Indian policicans: "I have never heard any politician say anything positive about women. They need to change their mentality." Even if a criminal is juvenile, he/she shouldn't be spared, she said. 

May 05, 2017 16:56 (IST)

Nirbhaya's mother on Friday address the media and thanked everybody for their support. "I thank everybody for supporting us, and we will continue to fight such heinous crimes," she said, adding that the verdict made her believe that justice can be delayed but can't be denied. 

May 05, 2017 16:15 (IST)
May 05, 2017 16:12 (IST)

Justice prevailed: Kiren Rijiju tweeted

May 05, 2017 16:01 (IST)
 

May 05, 2017 15:49 (IST)

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May 05, 2017 15:48 (IST)

The judgement was prononuced by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan which had reserved the verdict on March 27 after a marathon hearing.

May 05, 2017 15:27 (IST)

Society's cry of Justice has been answered. Death is the only fit punishment: Police counsel Sr Adv Sidharth Luthra

May 05, 2017 15:21 (IST)

Click to Read: Nirbhaya Gangrape Verdict: Brutal, Diabolic and Barbaric, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence of all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

May 05, 2017 15:19 (IST)

In principle I am against death penalty, but this was such a heinous crime that strictest punishment was needed. Brinda Karat, CPIM 

May 05, 2017 15:18 (IST)

Delhi Police's investigation stands vindicated, its an important verdict: Deependra Pathak, Delhi Police Spokesperson 

May 05, 2017 15:15 (IST)

We are not seeing as a deterrent. Truth is that most rapists get away with crime. We have to go beyond this case. Every rape case is gruesome. Better forensics and investigation is needed. Much more needs to be done. Rapes still happening in the country: Kalpana Vishwananth

May 05, 2017 15:11 (IST)

Strong message was needed to be delivered. Message had to go to prospective rapists also. Death penalty is right. I am happy SC has upheld death penalty. This was a tight case with all evidences: Abha Singh 

May 05, 2017 15:06 (IST)

I am very happy with death sentence in the Nirbhaya case. This was overdue and should have been done long back. I disagree to Indira's Jaising's opinion: Justice Usha Mehra
 

Judges go by merit of the case not by media trial as alleged by lawyer of those convicted. Lawyer AP Singh's comment is stupid. Legal options available are curative petitions, mercy plea to President: Justice Usha Mehra

May 05, 2017 15:05 (IST)

Supreme Court rightly convicted them. Death penalty should not have been given. Life sentence was okay in the end. When you give life imprisonment you give a chance to improve. We must stay away from rarest of rare discussion: Advocate Indira Jaising

May 05, 2017 15:03 (IST)

Now a fresh date of execution will be announced: Advocate BL Kapur

May 05, 2017 15:02 (IST)

I am very happy that SC had listened to our pain and given justice to us. We are very happy that SC heard our plea. Now no regret that it was delayed. We want they should be hanged soon: Nirbhaya's father 
 

Justice has finally been done: Nirbhaya’s Mother 

May 05, 2017 15:00 (IST)
 

Justice not done, we will file review petition after reading the order: AP Singh, Lawyer of convicts 

May 05, 2017 14:59 (IST)

Investigation was cautious and long. Siddharth Luthra had submitted that the investigation was flawless whereas the counsel for the accused had tried to prove that investigation was biased.


We have taken into consideration the point of view of the Amicus and all the counsel involved. 

May 05, 2017 14:51 (IST)

- If this case isn't rarest of rare to award death penalty, then which case can fall under it: Justice R Banumathi
 

- Justice Bhanumati said that there should be systematic education of children to ensure how they will give respect to women
 

- Justice Bhanumati quoted Swami Vivekanand on how should tradition enrich society with knowledge and understanding to ensure justice for women
 

- Crime against women not only affects women’s self esteem and dignity but also degrades the pace of societal development. I hope that this gruesome incident in the capital and death of this young woman will be an eye-opener for a mass movement “to end violence against women” and “respect for women and her dignity” and sensitizing public at large on gender justice: Justice Bhanumati

May 05, 2017 14:45 (IST)

It is not only Nirbhaya’s and her family win but for all. The verdict is welcome. It is a slap on all rapists: Swati Maliwal ,DCW Chief  

May 05, 2017 14:42 (IST)

- Criminal conspiracy of 6 men established; all efforts made to destroy evidence like running bus over victim, her friend: SC
 

- Testimony of victim's friend who was with her in bus and the first prosecution witness is unimpeccable and relied upon: SC

May 05, 2017 14:42 (IST)

Hope this verdict as deterrent in future. I welcome the judgement, anti-rape law strengthened: Maneka Gandhi

May 05, 2017 14:39 (IST)

- Scientific evidence like DNA profiling of victim and accused proves to the hilt about their presence at the crime spot: SC
 

- Convicts treated victim as an object of enjoyment, with single purpose of ravishing her: SC

May 05, 2017 14:38 (IST)

Aggravating circumstances outweigh mitigating circumstances in the case; offence created "tsunami of shock": SC
 

Convicts' background, age, no criminal record, good behaviour in prison cannot outweigh aggravating circumstances: SC
 

The grotesque behavior of the accused, the way they forced the victim for anal sex, oral sex is proven by the bite marks. There was insertion of rod in her private parts and intestine was ruptured. 

May 05, 2017 14:30 (IST)

Parents and lawyers clapped in the courtroom after the verdict 

May 05, 2017 14:29 (IST)

Supreme Court terms case as brutal, diabolic and barbaric
 

SC said, no mitigating circumstances 

May 05, 2017 14:29 (IST)

Justice Deepak Mishra narrated the entire case and said that the gravity of the crime was so high that no other penalty could have been given. 

May 05, 2017 14:25 (IST)

All three judges uphold this as rarest of rare case. Justice Bhanumati's order presents additional evidence against convicts

May 05, 2017 14:25 (IST)

SC said, “Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts,  we are upholding the sentence”

Nirbhaya Gangrape Case Verdict Live: Hang the 4 Convicts Soon, Says Father
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. (Image: Network18)

In 2013, a trial court had ruled that all five, except the juvenile (who was short of 18 months when he committed the offence). The verdict was upheld by the Delhi High Court. In March 2013, Ram Singh, another accused was found hanging in Tihar Jail.

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