New Delhi, May 5: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Delhi High Court order’s of death sentence to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. While reading out the judgement, Justice Dipak Mishra said that modern and progressive methods have been adopted in conducting the investigation. SC said, “Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committeed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence.” Also Read - Supreme Court To Start 'Hybrid Mode' Hearings on Experimental Basis From March 15
Calling it a barbaric incident, Justice Misra also said that the CCTV footage is reliable, dying declaration of the victim and the guilt establishment of the accused. A lot of reactions are following the judgement by the apex court. Justice Bhanumati said that there should be systematic education of children of to ensure how they will give respect to women, reported ANI. Also Read - There Should be Some Screening: Supreme Court Seeks OTT Regulations From Centre
While many have welcomed the judgement by the Supreme Court, the lawyer of the convicts AP Singh said that justice has not been done and they will file review petition after reading the order. Also Read - Dissent Cannot be Termed Seditious, Says Supreme Court; Junks Plea Against Farooq Abdullah
On the night of December 16 in 2012, 23-year-old Nirbhaya was beaten, gang raped and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her friend. The incident had happened in Munirka, South Delhi. She was later tossed on the road with an intention of running the bus over her but was pulled aside by her male friend. She suffered grave injuries to her abdomen, intestines and genitals and there were numerous bite marks all over her body. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012.