Supreme Court Gives Landmark Verdict In Nirbhaya Gangrape Case

Nirbhaya gangrape case: CRB Tech reviews presents to you the highlights from the Supreme Court that confirmed the death sentence of the four convicts namely Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta in the December 16 gangrape case that took place in 2012.


The Supreme Court on Friday withheld capital punishment granted to four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case by a Delhi fast track court back in 2013 and eventually in the Delhi High Court in 2014, dismissing the appeal filed by the convicts. Pawan Gupta, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Ram Singh Mukesh Singh and an adolescent were held blameworthy of gang raping and killing a 23-year-old student in the national capital. The victim, who set up a brave fight, passed on about a fortnight later in a Singapore based hospital where she was fighting for life. The crime brought about a ‘tsunami of shock’, the apex court observed yesterday.

While the trial was going on, Ram Singh was discovered dead in jail. The juvenile, who was tried by the juvenile justice board, served three years in a remand home and has since then been freed.


As it began reading out the decision, the Supreme Court said that the criminal conspiracy allegations stand set up against the denounced. It likewise said that the DNA test of the convicts demonstrated their existence in the transport. The dying declaration of the victim is likewise consistent, the apex court has stated.

While the Supreme Court has passed its order yesterday, the four convicts will be sufficiently given time to choose their next course of action. They can record a writ petition in the Supreme Court and post that they can appeal for a mercy petition before the President.

Hours prior, the Supreme Court articulates its order, the victim’s mother, addressing correspondents, had this to state:

We have full faith in the judicial system and I am sure that the Supreme Court will announce death sentence in its verdict for the guilty. I am sure the Supreme Court will give justice to my daughter. This will set an example for the world.”


The protests that took place after the 2012 Delhi gangrape case saw enormous demonstrations, not simply in Delhi, but rather in different parts of the nation. A committee was then set up to prescribe changes in existing laws and work towards security measures for women. The Justice Verma Committee presented a number of recommendations to the central government. Additionally, the then government constituted a Nirbhaya fund with Rs 1000 crore for works identified with the security of women. The then government, be that as it may, went under serious criticism for neglecting to utilize the allocated fund.

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