The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the earlier order of death sentence to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case.
Justice Dipak Misra observed in its order that it’s a story of ‘some different world.’
“Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence,” the order said.
The next option for the convicts is to appeal against their death sentence to President Pranab Mukherjee.
Six men, including 17-year-old juvenile, gang-raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus on December 16, 2012. The girl and her friend were returning home after watching a movie when they were coaxed into the bus by the accused, who then beat up her friend before taking turns in raping her.
The girl succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.
The convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh – challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows. -Agencies