Friday, May 5, 2017

Nirbhaya gangrape: SC upholds death sentence for Jyoti Singh's rapists and murderers

The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence awarded to four men convicted of gang-raping and killing Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in Delhi, on December 16, 2012. The fifth adult accused had killed himself in prison during the trial, and the sixth accused, a juvenile, was convicted by another court and sentenced to three years.


The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan gave two separate judgments in the case. Justice Banumathi wrote a separate judgment. However, she also concurred with Justices Misra and Bhushan over upholding the death sentence. 


Noting the \"diabolical\" nature of the crime, the court said the mitigating circumstances warranted no merit. Evidence brought in by prosec

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