New Delhi, Nov 3: A Delhi court today brought the curtains down in the 11-month-long battle of a 25-year-old woman, who was raped by the driver of an Uber cab, with her parents expressing satisfaction over the sentence of life term till natural death awarded to the convict. As soon as Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja pronounced the sentence, the victim’s teary-eyed parents, who were present in the court room, expressed relief over the order and quietly left the premises.
“We are highly satisfied because he got the maximum sentence provided under law. It could not have been better for us,” the victim’s father said. (read: Uber rape case: Convict Shiv Yadav gets life imprisonment till death)Also Read - Delhi Court Grants Bail to Businessman Navneet Kalra in Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding Case

Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava, who pressed  for maximum sentence for 33-year-old convict Shiv Kumar Yadav, said he was happy with the sentence and it is a good thing for the society as the convict got what he deserved.The jail term came as a shock to Yadav’s family members including father, wife and minor daughters who began crying inconsolably the moment it was announced by the judge. Also Read - Photos - Sushil Kumar: Murder, Chhatrasal Stadium, Delhi Court Rejects Anticipatory Bail; Olympic-Winning Indian Wrestler Absconding

Yadav’s wailing wife fainted twice inside the court room after pronouncement of the order and was brought back to consciousness by advocates present.Yadav, who was unable to console his family members, also cried as he sat with his hands tightly clutched by policemen.After hearing the arguments on sentence for an hour-and-a half, the judge pronounced the sentence to Yadav, who sat through the proceedings patiently, in the packed court room. Also Read - Khan Chacha Restaurant Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case: No Relief For Navneet Kalra From Delhi Court

Yadav’s counsel D K Mishra, however, said it was not the end and he would approach the high court with an appeal against the verdict for justice to his client.”It is disproportionate sentencing to the facts of the case. I will surely challenge it before the Delhi High Court,” he said.