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Nirbhaya case: Court room bursts into applause as SC orders hanging of rapists
Today the Supreme Court maintained the decision of giving death penalty to the four convicts of the heart wrenching 2012 murder and gang-rape of Nirbhaya.

The supreme court while delivering the order said, "The Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case is rarest of rare case and we are compelled to give extreme punishment to ensure justice." No sooner the order of the court was read out loud, the jam packed court began to applaud.

The apex court was supposed to give its verdict on Friday on the appeals filed by four of the convicts of this incident.

The fast track court had awarded them a death sentence in the first place itself. However, they had challenged it in the Delhi High Court. The Delhi High Court upheld the decision of execution of four convicts – Akshay (29), Mukesh (27), Pawan(20) and Vinay (21).

The fifth convict, the juvenile (minor at the time of doing the act by a few months) involved in the crime was sent for three years to a correctional center by the Juvenile Justice Board and was released in November 2015 and the sixth accused had committed suicide while he was lodged in Tihar Jail.

The supreme court said, "The brutal, barbaric, and demoniacal conduct of the convicts shook the conscience of humanity and they don't deserve leniency."

Justice Bhanumathi rose to announce her judgment saying, "If at all a case warrants death sentence it's this case. Human lust was allowed to take demonic form."

On the flip side of the coin, the defence lawyer, AP Singh said that they will file a review petition after reading the order as they felt that justice was not done.

The Supreme court also praised the work of the Delhi Police today in bringing the criminals to book. The SC said that the probe was impartial and has passed the test of fairness and reliability.

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