The Supreme Court today will decide whether four men who brutally gang raped a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 will have their death sentences reduced to life imprisonment.
She subsequently died during the treatment at a Singapore hospital on December 29 the same year. Women activists on Monday hoped justice would be served to the victim and her family. Speaking to ANI, women activist Annie Raja said that a message needs to be sent across the society through judgment.
The apex court will announce its verdict on the review petition filed by the convicts at 2 pm.The Supreme Court had on May 5, 2017 upheld the verdict of the Delhi High Court and the trial court sentencing the four men – Mukesh (29), Pawan Kumar Gupta (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) to death for raping the woman, fatally wounding her and leaving her to die by the road.
A bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had heard the arguments of both the sides and reserved the order in May, 2018. Of the six convicts, prime accused Ram Singh had allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail in 2013 during the trial of the case. Another accused was found out by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) as a minor and sentenced to three years term at a probation home.