Nirbhaya gangrape case: Supreme Court upholds death penalty of rapists

India’s Supreme Court reaffirms death penalty for ‘diabolical’ assailants in 2012 fatal gang rape

The fourth man convicted in the case, Akshay Thakur, did not file an appeal but his lawyer says he plans to do so.

What happened on December 16, 2012? The remaining four accused were sentenced to death by Additional Sessions Judge.

Today (July 09), a bench made up of the chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, and justices Ashok Bhushan and R Banumathi dismissed the review petitions filed by three of the accused following the court's May 05, 2017, decision that first confirmed the death penalty.

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a review petition on the death sentence filed by three of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.

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More than 370 convicts were on death row as on December 2017, the last official count, down from 399 the previous year.

The petitions were filed in the top court to set aside the death sentence awarded to the convicts.

"The Supreme Court upholding its verdict is a strong message to those who commit such heinous crimes. The stringent measures taken by our government are working and will act as a strong deterrent for the perpetrators of such heinous crimes", she said.

Following the 2012 case, India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law in April this year that included the death penalty for rape of girls below 12.

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The brutal attack - along with Ms Singh's determination to survive long enough to identify her attackers - sparked angry demonstrations by thousands of people in Delhi and across the world. It also rejected the claim of one of the convicts, Vinay, that he was juvenile at the time of the incident.The convicts had challenged the validity of the dying declaration and claimed that there were discrepancies in her statement.

"Unfortunately, executions do not eradicate violence against women. I think true justice for Nirbhaya will be when such crimes against women stop in the society", she said.

On 16 December 2012, the six convicts raped and brutalised the student in a moving bus she had boarded in South Delhi with a male friend.

After 45 minutes she was then dumped on the street with horrific internal injuries, dying as a result of them 13 days later in a Singapore hospital. Among the guilty the under 18 man was sent to juvenile prison and released after three years while Ram Singh killed himself in prison.

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The court also said that the hearing on the appeals against the Delhi High Court judgement confirming the death sentence lasted 38 days as the lawyers for the four convicts were given full opportunity to state their case.

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