2012 Delhi gang rape case verdict latest updates: After the Supreme Court dismissed the review pleas filed by three of the four convicts seeking reduction of their death sentence to a life term in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the victim's mother thanked the apex court and said that her daughter got justice.
She also added that their struggle does not end here. Meanwhile, the victims father said that all women of the country have got justice today.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan is expected to deliver the judgement shortly on the review petitions of death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.
Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Monday, Asha Devi, the mother of the 23-year-old paramedical student who was gangraped in December 2012, said that the system has 'failed us'. "It has been six years since the incident. Similar incidents are still taking place everyday. Our system has failed us. We are confident that the judgment will be in our favour and we will get justice," she said.
The Supreme Court on Monday will pronounce its verdict on pleas filed by the three death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement at 2 pm on the review petitions of Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.
The fourth accused, Akshay Thakur, has not filed a review petition yet.
File image of Supreme Court. Reuters
The convicts' counsel pleaded that the police had implicated the "innocent" persons after failing to arrest the real culprits.
It was contended that death penalty was not the solution as it was against the principle of non-violence. Further, the convicts were not habitual offenders with a criminal history.
The top court had, in its 5 May, 2017 verdict, upheld the death sentences awarded to the four convicts by a trial court and confirmed by the Delhi High Court.
They were convicted for raping and assaulting a 23-year-old para-medical student inside a moving bus on 16 December, 2012, which led to her death 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.
The rapists, six in all, had committed the crime on the woman who had boarded the bus with her male friend to go home after watching a movie.
One of the accused, Ram Singh, committed suicide in Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi.
The sixth, a minor, was sent to a correction home and has been released after serving his probation period.
With inputs from IANS
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Updated Date: Jul 09, 2018 16:23:28 IST