New Delhi, July 07: The Supreme Court on Monday will decide whether 4 men who brutally gang-raped a 23-year-old medical student on a running bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012, will have their death warrant reduced to life imprisonment.
The apex court will announce its verdict on the review petition filed by the convicts at 2 pm.
However, the Supreme Court on May 5, 2017, had sustained the verdict of the Delhi High Court and the trial court sentencing the 4 men.....
1. Pawan Kumar Gupta: 22-years-old
2. Vinay Sharma: 23-years-old
3. Mukesh: 29-years-old
4. Akshay Kumar: Singh 31-years-old
to death for raping the woman, fatally wounding her and leaving her to die by the road.
The incriminated had then asked the court to review their sentences, saying it was "cold-blooded killing in the name of Justice". The court agreed to hear their request in November 2017.
Followingly, a bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had heard the arguments of both the sides and reserved the order in May 2018.
The inhuman gangrape and killing of the 23-year-old medical student on December 16, 2012, generated social violence and disturbance across India. It also led to major changes to laws on sexual crimes against women.
Out of the 6 accused, bus driver, Ram Singh killed himself in his prison. The youngest accused, just days short of 18 when he committed the crime, was sent to juvenile home.
After being treated at AIIMS, New Delhi, the woman was rushed to Singapore for treatment where she died on December 29, 2012. After the incident, the woman came to be known as "Nirbhaya" or fearless.
Including the youngest, all the rapists should be hanged said the parents of the sufferer. But, the whole nation when came to know the bad attack, had urged the Law & Order to hang the culprits in a dreadful manner so that no one tries to attempt the same.