Monday, 30 October 2017

Four men who gang-raped woman on bus will be hanged after losing appeal

Good news, but the juvenile should remain in prison he is a danger to women!

Four men who gang-raped woman on bus will be hanged after losing appeal


The attackers were sentenced to death in 2013 by the trial court while the fifth hanged himself in prison during the original seven-month case. The verdict was upheld by the high court in 2014 but the attackers – Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Thakur, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh – appealed to the Supreme Court. Today their sentences were upheld and they now face execution.


Applause broke out in court among relatives of the victim, whose identity is protected by law, as judges explained the crime met the ‘rarest of the rare’ standard required to justify capital punishment in India.

The last recourse of the convicts, all of whom are now in their twenties, would be to seek clemency from President Pranab Mukherjee. The sixth defendant, a minor accused of pulling out part of the woman’s intestines with his own hand, was sent to a reform home for three years and has since been released.


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