Finally, after five years Supreme Court announced justice in Nirbhaya Delhi gang-rape case. A 23-year-old student, Jyoti was gang-raped and tortured on her way back home in Delhi in December 2012.
The court has announced death penalty to four of the men, who were held guilty of raping and torturing a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi.
The verdict was welcomed with a loud applause in the courtroom where Nirbhaya’s parents were also present. Her mother wept silently as soon as the verdict was announced. The court judged the case as the “brutal and demonic” crime that had been proved beyond doubt, reported NDTV.
Reacting to the court’s judgment, Nirbhaya’s father BN Singh said, “I am khush (happy).”
The four rapists were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013. However, the 4 guilty-Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh moved the Supreme Court for mercy.
Ram Singh, the bus driver (5th culprit), who was also involved in the case, was found hanging in his cell in Tihar jail in March 2013, months before the rapists were convicted. The sixth convict was just 18 years old when he was arrested and walked out of the jail after spending three years.
Bollywood celebrities Varun Dhawan, Salman Khan’s Sister Arpita Khan Sharma, Taapsee Pannu and others are spreading the word and applauding the justice given to Jyoti (Nirbhaya)
Jyoti ‘Nirbhaya’ you will always be remembered. May your soul RIP. There is a god above?
— Arpita Khan Sharma (@khanarpita) May 5, 2017
At last,justice delayed is not always justice denied! Wish there was a more cruel way to make em feel the pain they evoked #Nirbhayaverdict
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) May 5, 2017
— Times of India (@timesofindia) May 5, 2017
Even hanging the 4 criminals is not enough justice but it should serve as a reminder that how india deals with this crime #Nirbhayaverdict
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 5, 2017
— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) May 5, 2017