Delhi gangrape: Supreme Court upholds death penalty of three convicts

Badrinath Singh the victim's father said his daughter has

The fourth death-row convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (31), did not file a review petition.

The case put the treatment of women in India in the global spotlight and led to heavier sentences for sex crimes.

On 5 May, 2017 a full bench comprising chief justice of India Dipak Misra along with justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan upheld the death penalty amid spontaneous applause.

The apex court during the hearing of the case on Monday said that the death row convicts failed to point out "error apparent on the face of record" in the judgement.

"Singh that death penalty has been abolished by the Parliament of United Kingdom in the year 1966 and several Latin American countries, and Australian states have also abolished death penalty, is no ground to efface death penalty from the statute book of our country", Justice Bhushan, writing the judgement for the bench, said while rejecting the review pleas filed by Vinay and Pawan.

Jyoti Singh was raped by a gang of five men and a teenager on a bus. Mar 13, 2014 Delhi High Court upheld the trial court's verdict.

"Unfortunately, executions do not eradicate violence against women. What has happened between the confirmation of death sentence and now - there is no diminution of sexual violence against women", Grower said.

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was attacked on a bus as she and a male friend returned from watching a film in December 2012.

"I want that as soon as possible they are hanged to death", Devi said in an interview with The Post. At the time, due to Indian laws that prohibit the naming of rape victims, sections of the media referred to Singh as "Nirbhaya", which means fearless, a nod to her determination to survive in the days after the incident. "Yet we are confident that the judgement will be in our favour and we will get justice".

Four of the six men who raped and tortured a 23-year-old paramedic student have appealed against the death penalty. The woman succumbed to her injuries two weeks later at a hospital in Singapore.

Amnesty International suggested that instead of awarding capital punishment, the government should allocate adequate resources for improving the implementation of laws, improve the conviction rates and ensure certainty of justice in all cases.

A juvenile accused was convicted by a juvenile justice board. A fifth, who was a juvenile when he committed the crime, has been released after a mandatory three-year term.



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