India’s Supreme Court Upholds Rapists’ Death Sentence


India’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence in the 2012 New Delhi bus gang-rape case, a crime that sparked widespread protests leading to stronger anti-rape laws.

The country’s top court upheld its own judgement on the death sentence given against four men who had fatally gang raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, known as Nirbhaya, on a moving bus in New Delhi.

“There is no material to review our order,” said the three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on the review petition filed by three of the four convicts – Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma – who had been handed the death penalty. The victim’s father, Badrinath Singh, said his daughter had “finally got justice”.




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