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Delhi gangrape: All four accused sentenced to death

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(Clockwise from top left) Akshay Kumar, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh have all been sentenced to death by the Delhi Court on Friday in the December 16 gangrape case. File photo
PTI (Clockwise from top left) Akshay Kumar, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh have all been sentenced to death by the Delhi Court on Friday in the December 16 gangrape case. File photo

All the four convicts in December 16 gangrape and murder case was awarded death penalty by Delhi court on Friday.

Earlier, the victim’s family demands nothing less than capital punishment, the convicts -- Mukesh (26), Akshay Thakur (28), Pawan Gupta (19) and Vinay Sharma (20) -- have begged for mercy before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, who had held them guilty of gangrape and “cold blooded” murder of a “defenceless” 23-year-old girl in a premeditated manner.

Having also been convicted for murder, the statute provides a minimum of life sentence and maximum of death penalty.

Demanding gallows for the four, the Delhi Police had on Wednesday claimed there was “no scope for sympathy” for their barbaric crime and pressed that “some crimes are so outrageous that the society also demands strict punishment”.

The defence counsel had, however, sought a chance for their reformation and went to the extent of quoting Mahatma Gandhi saying, “Only God can give life and only He has the right to take it away“.

The victim’s parents, who have been demanding death sentence for the convicts, say, “Justice will only be said to be done when all of them are hanged. Why should the court show mercy to them when they didn’t think twice before assaulting our only daughter?”

The court had on September 10 held the four guilty of various offences including gangrape, murder, unnatural offences, attempt to murder, dacoity, destruction of evidence, conspiracy, kidnapping or abducting in order to murder, while acquitting them of the charge of murder in dacoity.

The juvenile accused was on August 31 convicted and sentenced to a maximum of three years in a reformation home.

On the night of December 16, last year, Ram Singh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and the juvenile had gangraped the girl in a bus after luring her and her 28-year-old male friend, who was also assaulted, on board the vehicle, which was later found to be plying illegally on Delhi roads.

The victim’s friend, a software engineer, suffered fractures in his limbs in the incident. The girl succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at a Singapore hospital.

The incident shook the nation’s conscience and sparked massive protests. It prompted a number of steps by the Centre and the Delhi government to ensure safety of women, curb such incidents and facilitate quick disposal of cases.

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Normally I won't support capital punishment. However, hearing the cold and callous nature of this crime with the intent to grievously hurt and kill a defenseless female, just for once I would relent and applaud the sentence given to these criminals. The gruesomeness of the crime seem so horrible that they deserve no mercy or compassion. So, justice prevail in this case.

from:  Saratchandran
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:44 IST

Thanks to all judiciary for good decision.

from:  shailendra
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:38 IST

With the death sentence, in future all rapists will rape and kill their victims so that they are never able to provide witness against the rape charges.

from:  rohan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:31 IST

Its absolutely correct and natural law.....

from:  Shihab Aroor
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:31 IST

it is sad fifth man is acquitted without hanging,priyadarshani mattoo case is still hanging in court, whole raper who commit murder should be hanged publicly ,civilised society have not immotions for these raper, they should be hanged as soon possible as well with corrupt politicians also

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:27 IST

A remarkable landmark judgement. Indian Judiciary has really done a
marvellous job. This judgement certainly will create a tremor in the
minds of criminals and culprits.

This punishment should be pronounced for all rape offenders.

Indian Judiciary Zindabad.

from:  s venkataraman
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:20 IST

now only her soul will rest in peace will pray for it :)good lesson fr all ..lets see with this will it get reduce in future. god save the womens from those animals

from:  priya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:16 IST

eventually everything is over with good result. The victim's family along with the whole nation have got smile on their face.

from:  vishalakshi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:10 IST

A long wait for justice came to an end and it will pose a threat in the minds of ill social elements.

from:  Fahad Ali Khan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:09 IST

Now the people must not celebrate and keep quiet. All the root causes and imbalances in our society against women need to be abolished if such crimes are not to occur. Everyday if we open 'Crime' section of any newspaper in any city, there will be cases of violence against women be it dowry-related, harrassment, domestic violence, rape, etc.

from:  Yashwanth P
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:08 IST

Vicious Cycle

First society failed to bring people up as decent human beings.

Then these people treat women barbarically.

Then society treats these people barbarically.

The mobs bay for blood while hiding behind their own individual barbarisms.

The social madness keeps repeating itself.

We wait for the next round of individual and collective madness and delight in the cages forged over centuries, trapped in the spectacular still birth and permanent death sentence of our humanity.

Chilling spectacles as entertainment.

from:  Cyrus Ptolemon
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:07 IST

Journalists should try to get the emotions of the accused as well as their family
members. I know it's very immature and insensitive thing to do or even ask, but
those faces will be seen by such psychopaths in this country, and they will think
twice before harming another woman.

Just like telling STRAIGHTFORWARD truth is not always good as it can hurt
somebody, sometimes it becomes necessary to use the hurting people for the
betterment of the society.

from:  Vinci
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 18:03 IST

This verdict welcomed. The capital punishment for four offenders should be excuted soon.

from:  Gurusamy. V.
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:59 IST

Dear Justice,

> Why crimes against women are increasing?
> Why does the minor in the country commit such gruesome act of rape and murder?

from:  c nayak
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:55 IST

The outburst of defence lawyer was quite illogical. Although not
awarding death sentence has its argumentative merit, if in this case
death sentence was not awarded, it would be very illogical. For other
crimes in which death sentence has been awarded over the years all pale
in comparison to the brutality of this one.

from:  raman
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:50 IST

Such cases have to speed up, so that the final award of punishment comes within less than three months. Otherwise appealing the sentences to supreme court and president and dragging on will take many more years.

Speeding up the justice in such cases will instill a fear in to be criminals and already established criminals.

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:48 IST

Well , finally justice had done for our capital girl which happened last last December .I welcome the real judgement ,the court had done ,but still it is little punishment.
But I did not understand what about victims of Kashmir (two girls of Shopian) are still waiting justice the case is years long is not injustice .

from:  MOHMMAD IQBAL
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:39 IST

lets take it little differently..instead of throwing them out alive
somewhere in the middle of the road in delhi, if they would have killed
them both and rode the bus to somewhere out of delhi and thrown their
bodies there in the highway then probably the culprits would have been
free today...we never know whether they all actively participated in
committing the crime or not..may be one of them was a passive
participant..it would have been a better punishment if they were given
jail term until natural death..its a fact that capital punishment have
never stopped people from committing heinous crimes.....thanks for the
verdict now the hard core criminals like these will think twice before
leaving their victims alive...

from:  anku
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:39 IST

The judiciary has meted out punishment that is exemplary and will
definitely be a historical one. While we do rejoice at the verdict, more
legal measures need to be initiated to deliver justice to the victims in
scores of such cases. However, unless dominant notions of gender
discrimination are not eliminated from the society, the evils of sexual
assault will remain. Along with legal measures a need to enlighten the
society also remains significant.

from:  Lakshmi Prabha P.
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:34 IST

Finally, the sinners are being sent to the gallows. What a day in the
annals of Indian Law; it was a Very candid judgement indeed. Entire
nation ran parallel to seek dire punishment for the perpetrators of
heinous rape and murder of Nirbhaya. Nothing less then death sentence
could have been tolerated.
Many things are yet to be learnt. Most important is the decision of
"fast track" court which should have been more fast. Another is the
awakening of self-conciousness, because no law can instil or irradiate
the emotions to commit such crimes.
Once again, kudos to the Fast Track Court

from:  VARUN JOSHI
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:33 IST

Though such a verdict was the need of the hour but death sentence for every rape incident might become a provocation for the offender to not let victim survive at all.

from:  vrinda vaid
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:31 IST

Immedailtly we do this now it's too late . Salute to Judge Yogesh Khanna any way thanks.

from:  madhu
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:31 IST

Its very unfortunate to witness the revelry exhibited by our people and
the purported sense of closure one seeks to derive from this verdict.
Undoubtedly, this baying for blood, harking back to our arcane
philosophy of retribution -"an eye for an eye" principle - indicates a
certain brutalization of our society. May be we need to undertake a
self-introspection as to where exactly we stand as a progressive,
enlightened, democratic and civilized society.

from:  AKSHAY VIJAY
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:30 IST

but still gangerapes are still reported!!recently that took place in west
bengal

from:  amrutha
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:26 IST

Finally a verdict has come that the nation was waiting for; good to hear and praise our Judicial system for the same...jut counting the days when they will be all be finally executed to death. Fail to understand how people like these rapists and terrorist like Kasab find a defense lawyer. These lawyers will not sit idle and will certainly appeal against the verdict in high court, thus delaying the actual justice to Nirbhaya !!Hope she rests in peace !

from:  Nidhi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:25 IST

Awarding a death penalty is always a wrong decision though the case had evoked
nationwide outrage in India and led the Indian government to bring in a stringent
anti-rape law.
The only moral justification for killing a person is direct self-defence. When a
criminal is defined in prison, he does not threaten society, so killing him is not
justified by self-defence. And even if capital punishment deters others from
committing similar crimes, this would be an indirect defence against murder rather
than directly from the criminal being killed. Direct self-defence implies killing
someone who himself, at that time, is a threat to other persons, and this precludes
taking human life just for punishment.
Some studies have concluded that capital punishment is not a greater deterrent
than imprisonment. Even if the death penalty deters crime, deterrence alone does
not justify the penalty. Deterrence has to be balanced with the human rights that
even criminals have.
I am of the opinion, capital punishment is morally wrong, then to deliberately kill
someone, who has already been captured and no longer a direct threat to society,
is murder.
Capital punishment gives the government the legal right to commit first-degree
murder. What kind or moral message does that send? That murder can be proper.
We might debate over the circumstances of when murder is proper, but having
established the principle that murder is not absolutely wrong, the state is brought
down to the level of the criminal: both are murderers. But society and government
should be nobler and more righteous than a murderer. There cannot be any place
for capital punishment in a democratic society.
There are four morally justified purposes for punishment. First is the protection of
society. The second morally proper reason for punishment is to reform and
rehabilitate the criminal. The third legitimate reason for punishment is deterrence.
The fourth reason for proper punishment is the restitution of the damage.None of
these four morally legitimate reasons for punishment includes revenge. Vindictive
killing and infliction of pain might make the victim or his relatives feel better, but
this goes beyond what is morally justified for restitution and protection. Two
wrongs do not make a right.


Best regards


Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany

from:  kurt waschnig
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:20 IST

Media and the public played a great role in ensuring a rapid disposal of the case in the trial courts. Hats off to the Judge who showed exemplary character in carving a land mark judgment.

As someone has rightly commented earlier, it is 7 months in the trial court, 5 years in the High court, another 5 years in the supreme court and then another minimum 5 years to dispose off the mercy petition. In between there can be human rights activist who can spring a surprise by challenging the criminals have suffered enough during this long period which is more than a death penalty.

To ensure "NIRBHAYA" gets justice let all of us the general public, media continue mounting pressure to ensure these four animals get hanged at least before the second anniversary of "NIRBHAYA". If not the case will drag on and on and "JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED".
I implore "THE HINDU" to start a campaign on these lines and I am pretty sure many other media will follow to ensure there is rapid execution

from:  Krishnan Ramachandran
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:15 IST

Indeed its justice done and the kins of deceased must be relived now.
It can't bring the girl back though, yet it sends a strong message to
the perpetrators and will act as a deterrent.Talking about the
judgement and the legalities involved, culprit has been sentenced by
the delhi court but the doors of high court and Apex court are yet to
be knocked, therefore the need of the hour is to expedite the process,
as soon as the case is referred to higher court so that sentence is
upheld.We all respect our constitution which provides equal right to
all,regardless of the nature or gravity of the crime committed,to
appeal to higher court and further to the president,and the last but
not the least the Judicial Review is another avenue at one's
disposal.Therefore the need of the hour is to allow the judicial
process to be completed and not to get swayed by the euphoria
engendered by this announcement.Ours is a complex system and the
prosecution must gear up to present the case with same rigour

from:  neeraj bhatt
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:13 IST

a request to all human rights activists

Pl think for a moment whether this society as a whole was able to
uphold the right of the victim to her peaceful life with dignity.
When we as a society had failed the young girl we HAVE NO MORAL
RIGHT OR AUTHORITY TO ASK FOR REDUCTION OF THE SENTENCE.
therefore i appeal to all of you to at least in this case to keep
away from appealing so that we as a society can say we are REALLY
CIVILISED.
A request to all persons through whom this matter will be referred-
the higher courts and finally the president of india
Pl ensure the process is completed speedily and REAL JUSTICE is
delivered at the earliest
A REQUEST TO LAWYERS
can you please refuse to take up the appeal case of these 4
vermins?

from:  KRISHNASWAMY V
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:13 IST

we had all evidence about this Delhi gangrape case perhaps it take long time for justice.........decision of Delhi Highcourt "Death to all" is justice for that innocent Girl.

from:  Bhushan kamble
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:02 IST

As a human, It pains to see 4 men whose life is gonna end short of
their actual time, painful moments to their closed ones. If we have to
call our selves the most advanced civilization, we should at some
point overcome Capital punishment. But considering their animal
behavior, I think we have lot of very hard steps to civilize everyone
around us, teach everyone the price of life and Chastity. Until then
we need to hard and String Law and Order to make a community of self
respecting human. But considering the political events around I think
the Law makers are focused at short term benefits, for getting that
they are taking us back in years. If you are expecting me to complete
the comment with a probable solution, "Change the system".

from:  Pradeep K
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 17:01 IST

Historic Judgement. Justice has been done indeed! Verdicts like these
will reinforce common man's faith on Judiciary and also will help to
uphold the spirit of democracy.

from:  Ramachandran.P
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:56 IST

Fast track court created history with this welcoming judgment by
disposing of the case with in the completion on one year to the
incident.lets see how high court or Apex court turn this judgment?.

from:  sharad kumar raghav
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:55 IST

The act of Advocate V K Anand, who appeared for Mukesh is shocking he intends to file a case in the Delhi high court.

from:  farashath
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:51 IST

Right decision, it would taught a lesson to the people who are doing this type of
crime in the society.

from:  Prashant Chaudhari
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:47 IST

Though no capital punishment can ever be equated with the kind of
inhuman savagery committed by the convicts, the death sentence awarded
will certainly go a long way in reposing faith in our judicial system.
It will instill fear in the hearts and minds of culprits in future. The
bestial beings such as these should not be looked upon benevolently.
They can only be tamed with fear.

from:  masoom ali
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:46 IST

Excellant court verdict, as the accused were not the kins of any influential persons.

from:  Mukesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:44 IST

Finally, The victim has got justice! But i hope the government brings in
stringent laws against rape. We need a law to avoid rapes and not to
avoid such rare and brutal gangrapes!

from:  Akash
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:43 IST

Its great to hear.Thnx to media and the people who made this judgement possible.

from:  Amit Tiwari
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:39 IST

Though a verdict has been awarded against a crime, it is painful that people assumed themselves a judge and a judge spoke like a common man from the very inception of the case.

from:  Sasidharan K
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:39 IST

It is heartening to read that the culprits has been given the maximum
punishment. But the itching point is the real execution. Appeal is
always available for both sides...... There should not be delay in the
delivery & execution in cases of this nature...... We can expect it can
be done in Gulf Countries, but not in India......... Mere awarding of
punishment is not enough; it must act as a deterrent. Then only will
it be a real justice.

from:  ponnambalam
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:38 IST

Will it be a permanent deterrent, which every would-be rapist will recall, for all time to come? Remember the Geeta/Sanjay Chopra rape and murder case from 1978, for which Billa and Ranga were hanged in 1982? Has that stopped rapes and other forms of violence against women in India? No. Till societal attitudes towards women change, no deterrent can be permanent. Till women continue being depicted as objects in our country, Dec 2012 shall be repeated many times over, even 30 years from now.

from:  Arnab Basak
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:37 IST

This verdict is due to the protest by the public as the Law and political leaders have been failing the people in the past.

The same fate must be delivered to all rapists and acid throwers without further delay and limit the appeal process to deliver the punishment swiftly.

These sick people do not deserve in the community and thus should be removed for good once and for all!

God bless and give bravery to the victims and their families!

from:  Shiva
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:37 IST

Great!!! Case ended with good judgement. But same judgement needed for such cases in all over India, for such victims.

from:  Irfan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:34 IST

At last judgement is delivered in a ghastly incident. The life of these
bad elements who have brought a lot of disgrace to the society and Delhi
must be terminated so that they do not see the day light tomorrow.

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:33 IST

Thanks to media and public who enforced justice to come out.

from:  Sagar Batra
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:33 IST

Good judgment ... will be a deterrence for all others who will think to do this type of crime again

from:  Naveen
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:32 IST

Some positive news from the otherwise defunct system of justice in our country. I hope the sentence is executed soon because justice delayed is justice denied. 2 years and 3 months from now the so-called juvenile will be free. Our legal systems fails to acknowledge the fact that crimes of this nature point to the fact that there is no redemption for the convicts. I wish he could also be brought to justice some day. May he rot in hell.

from:  Kanav
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:26 IST

this is not justice it is revenge. you aren't god. what those unfortunate boys did was heinous; your clapping and joy over killing another four is not different from those four. they are obviously a part of OUR sick society, not different.

from:  seema puri
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:16 IST

The photo accompanying the piece is disturbing to say the least, what with even a small child baying for blood. I am sure the comments section will be flooded with those arguing justice has been done. There is not even a shred of doubt that this was one of the most gruesome crimes to come to the fore: what the victim's family and friends have had to go through is simply unimaginable. That being said, neither the state nor the public can ever be justified in serving out death as punishment. I hope The Hindu will continue to uphold its opposition to the death penalty and vigilantism despite the immense public pressure to condone these. And I hope too that those baying for blood will be willing to donate their sweat, daily, to challenging patriarchal excesses.

from:  Ninad
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:15 IST

This could be an eye opener for all perverts...

from:  Jack
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:13 IST

This is true justice. Thank god that the law is alive.

from:  Sravanthi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:12 IST

Justice half done . Full justice will be met when all the four will be
hanged. Moreover, the 5th accused, at present in juvenile cell ,should
also be hanged.

from:  Pankaj
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:11 IST

It should be applicable to all the rapists.

from:  Nitin
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:10 IST

SC of India is one of very few institutions in India which have toiled
hard to maintain their credibility. Hearteningly, Nirbhaya got justice,
albeit a bit delayed.
Many more Nirbhayas are still waiting for justice,hope they get it soon.

from:  Om Prakash Upadhyay
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:10 IST

Good decision making by the court. I am sure that even if they appeal for mercy to the President, then also they will not get it.

from:  Saurabh Gupta
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:08 IST

It is a kind of relief to the family at last the culprits are punished.
But since they have an option to appeal against this verdict, we can
only say victory when they are finally awarded the capital punishment.
Lets hope that this verdict would be an eye opener to many who treat
women indecently, who resort to overpower her for mere pleasure.

from:  Reema George
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:06 IST

Awarding a death penalty is always a wrong decision though the case had evoked nationwide outrage in India and led the Indian government to bring in a stringent anti-rape law.
The only moral justification for killing a person is direct self-defence. When a criminal is defined in prison, he does not threaten society, so killing him is not justified by self-defence. And even if capital punishment deters others from committing similar crimes, this would be an indirect defence against murder rather than directly from the criminal being killed. Direct self-defence implies killing someone who himself, at that time, is a threat to other persons, and this precludes taking human life just for punishment.
Some studies have concluded that capital punishment is not a greater deterrent than imprisonment. Even if the death penalty deters crime, deterrence alone does not justify the penalty. Deterrence has to be balanced with the human rights that even criminals have.
I am of the opinion, capital punishment is morally wrong, then to deliberately kill someone, who has already been captured and no longer a direct threat to society, is murder.
Capital punishment gives the government the legal right to commit first-degree murder. What kind or moral message does that send? That murder can be proper. We might debate over the circumstances of when murder is proper, but having established the principle that murder is not absolutely wrong, the state is brought down to the level of the criminal: both are murderers. But society and government should be nobler and more righteous than a murderer. There cannot be any place for capital punishment in a democratic society.
There are four morally justified purposes for punishment. First is the protection of society. The second morally proper reason for punishment is to reform and rehabilitate the criminal. The third legitimate reason for punishment is deterrence. The fourth reason for proper punishment is the restitution of the damage.None of these four morally legitimate reasons for punishment includes revenge. Vindictive killing and infliction of pain might make the victim or his relatives feel better, but this goes beyond what is morally justified for restitution and protection. Two wrongs do not make a right.


Best regards


Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany

from:  kurt waschnig
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:05 IST

When the mood of the nation was for revenge, the verdict was not going to be different. However would the death penalty serve as a deterrent to others who indulge in rape. If so,rape and rape-related crimes should be a thing of the past. But we all know this is not going to happen. I think it time we reflect on what is failing our young men, we are a nation of families, our cultural strength is our kinsmanship and we need to examine the role of the family and Society at large treats young men and take concrete steps to get rid of this malaise. The government should also invest in the mental health of its citizens.

from:  J Mondi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 16:02 IST

Victory for womenhood, victory for humanity. Thanks to our judiciary.

from:  Anwesha
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:59 IST

Given the unspeakable brutality committed by these men, even the opponents of death penalty would have a difficult time opposing this verdict. Reading the gory details of what they did to the hapless women, one wondered if they are indeed humans. We have to accept that such men can hardly be reformed and constitute a menace to society. Therefore, the right verdict. Let's see if the sentence will be carried out soon and if that will deter other men from committing such cruelty.

from:  ARK
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:58 IST

Women of this country are suffering to gross oppression and at the
time when all our democratic institutions are expressing their
helplessness ,here comes judiciary to instill confidence in women.
Such a welcome decision it is .

Yes, death may not stop rapes from tomorrow and yes death alone is not
the only form of violence that is continuing now. But this is a
welcome decision in the coming age of reforms.This will act as a
catalyst.

When Amnesty international points that death is not going to act as a
deterrent ,please remember that it is atleast 1% more deterrent than
doing nothing and aiming to 'rehabilitate' morons who disemboweled her
intestines with bare hands.Death penalty is not sufficient but very
necessary.This issue has to be looked into holistically. Indian women
are at the lowest rung in all castes and religions.we need to uplift
them.

Not giving death penalty is equal to injustice and remember "Injustice
anywhere is a threat everywhere" .

from:  Rakesh M Kumar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:58 IST

Very happy for the justice ,but death penalty is easy punishment to all these monsters.

from:  Aditi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:57 IST

Atlast justice is done. Please hang them immediately in public

from:  Bala
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:57 IST

Bring out the Juvenile, he is not a "Bachha", he is a criminal, hang him
with them.

from:  Mohd. Asad
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:56 IST

Nirbhaya gang rape case was an eye opener for India, The Saket based
court in Delhi gave a judgement that was the wish of whole India. It
is not a crime that can be taken lightly. Fear is an emotion that
needs to be drilled if required with force into the hearts of all
criminals who dare to touch women with a wrong intention. The message
is clear" Disrespect a woman and you will face the music"
If this can be conveyed crime against women would come down however,
it should be kept in mind that no innocent should get punished. It is
also high time to bring up the juvenile punishment act and make it up
to date. I would thank God when these evil curse on humanity "RAPE" is
finally abolished from our lives.

from:  Prasenjit Dasgupta
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:55 IST

So far very good.Let the rest of procedure leading to execution also be completed expeditiously.Then only true justice gets fructified.

from:  Seshagiri Row Karry
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:54 IST

Very Good verdict. Salute to Judge Yogesh Khanna

from:  Deepak Gupta
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:53 IST

Much needed punishment to help prevent future rapes.

from:  Kiruthika
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:52 IST

No other judgement would have so adequately reflected the mood of the entire country as
this verdict. The processes involved must be completed in a time bound manner without
dragging on, and these guys are made to leave the world. Well done, Indian judicial system.
India especially the women of the country are proud of you !

from:  Shekar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:52 IST

I hope general public understand now at least why death penalty should never be awarded to rapists. Otherwise all rapists will kill their victims.

from:  seetharaman
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:51 IST

this will augment faith in law of our country and people will respect it. this was the need of hour to give the death sentence to the criminals for their monstrous deed and give them no chance to live in civilized society. there should be no place for such satans and should not be allowed to take breath even for a second. infact, this verdict should be given the very next moment when this most unfortunate and black day came to the life of innocent girl. i want no criminal should be escaped from the punishment and no mercy petition should be accepted by the supreme court of india and the president of india in such cases. if this is done such crime will automatically come down in number and no one will have dare to bring this infamy to any girl. we are living in a civilized world and no barbarian will be allowed to make incursion here. the women should be given respect and honour at every place and should not be treated as a puppet. this saves the honour of women and ensures safety.

from:  farha khan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:49 IST

Justice Done.
Court should also pass an order to make sure that these judgements
cannot be appealed in higher courts.

from:  Kashi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:48 IST

Delhi court took 7 month to complete the case then High court will take
another 3 to 5 years then supreme court will take another 3 to 5
years...even tho supreme court confirm the judgment then it will goes to
president of India it will take another 5 to 10 years.....Don't think
the punishment will be given to these animals.

from:  raja
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:48 IST

The sentence has to be done without allowing any appeal. The whole world knows that these goons are guilty and how can a higher court decide anything different, don't waste time and money in feeding the murderers with our money.

from:  Hari
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:46 IST

It is really a good judgment of the Court that all four criminals have been given death sentence. This will give peace to Nirbhaya's soul & her family today. This will be a lesson & an example for all the criminals who intend to commit such henious crimes against women & children in India. They will think twice before committing such act now after thinking of the punishment. The judgment of this case has made the women of India feel that law & order still exists. We in India expect that such criminals should be immediately eliminated from the society so that the women, children and every person who wants to live with dignity in India can breath freely in a clean society.
"Death Sentence for all the 4 accused" was definitely the Answer for such an act of inhumanity & brutality.

from:  Sonia
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:46 IST

Accused are punished. death sentence a must.

however the way whole country was seeking their blood, was showing the
tendency of country moving slowly in cynical way.

The court should have been allowed to take its decision. only then if
result was not in proper way, should we have protested.
Currently it looks from chain of events, as is decision was taken
under pressure.

In case of ajmal kasab i do not remember that country was so demanding
about death penalty, while he has killed more than 100 innocent.

Think for a second, that judge were to convict these four for some
other punishment, probably people in the court would have killed the
four then and there itself.
If death penalty were to reduce the wage of crime, by this time india
should have been the crime free country.

I was following the proceedings of this case regularly and to me its
seems that its an individual fight and not for the cause.

Something is going wrong.

from:  ASHISH NAZAR
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:46 IST

Great judgement by delhi court and we need hang all of the victims as soon as possible.

from:  Suppiah
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:45 IST


They are entitled, what the court give the sentence to them. JAI HIND

from:  Aman Kumar Choudhary
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:45 IST

Justice being served like dessert, in the end, but satisfyingly sweet. This shall be a wake up call. To curb the sexual monster within certain men and bring a sense of safety for women in the society.

from:  Meher Chandrika
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:43 IST

Finally justice has been done to Nirbhaya... Now her soul will rest in
peace...

from:  Alakananda
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:41 IST

I hope the sentence is carried out swiftly, and also that any appeals by the defense team are dealt with quickly, so that we can put this matter behind us and move on. Let not the courts' time be wasted on meaningless legal technicalities in such a case where all the evidence against the rapists has been crystal clear. We do not wish to see our country's money being wasted on maintaining such brutish criminals in jail at public expense as happened with Kasab. At least we can be confident that Mr Pranab Mukherjee as President will have no hesitation in ensuring that justice is done.

from:  Natesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:41 IST

Jai Hind! We won. I salute our Law!... My sister's soul will rest in peace....

from:  jeevitha
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:40 IST

Now we feel as human our self with definite rights which make difference between humans and animal.but we want person who commit crime against women must be punished with death penalty.

from:  Vijay Ratan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:40 IST

it took 9 months.... N I N E months ... :(

from:  Vinay Kumar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:39 IST

Most awaited Decision has been announced today.
It’s a respectable decision of our judiciary system.

“We are free to choose our paths, but we can't choose the consequences
that come with them”. That's what these 5 heartless and ruthless
people never thought about. They all did ferocious crime which is not
acceptable in our society and not tolerable to girls.
13thSep,2013 is the bright day for late Nirbhaya’s and her friend who
witnessed the dark night of 16th Dec,2012.
Today is a day of relief for her parents who were struggling hard to
penalize these criminals. Nirbhaya’s soul would be actually soothed
and pacified the day all accused will be hanged till death.

RIP Nirbhaya

from:  Stutee Saxena
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:39 IST

Justice served. Should be hanged asap to deter other rapists.

from:  Rajiv
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:38 IST

Now the problem is, they will appeal in the Delhi high court to turn down the death sentence. I wish their appeal should be overturned by the Delhi high court and also the nation's apex court as well, if they go for an appeal there, and the convicts should be hanged as early as possible.

from:  Sai Vignesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:37 IST

The Decision is appreciated from the deep of my heart. This is the
beginning to end the hilarious incidents happening against woman all
over India.

from:  rajendra meher
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:36 IST

Yes. a Welcome decision. This verdict of court sends a clear message to all the would be perpetrators to fear the law of the land before committing such heinuos crimes. These people dont have the right to live if they have themseleves snatched a life of an innocent so brutally without any compunction.

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:36 IST

Thanks and salute to the judge, he has shown his courage, conviction and wisdom. Though supreme court in all its politically correct stand will commute the death sentence to something light at least the session court judge has done justice to the country, people, the girl and faith in justice.

from:  Sumit
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:36 IST

but when they are going to be
hanged??

from:  Kamal Jeet
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:36 IST

Finally Justice has been done to Nirbhaya... Now her soul will rest in
Peace...

from:  Alakananda
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:35 IST

We(Indians), now hope, Nirbhaya’s soul will rest in peace.
Personally, I don’t feel this verdict would be deterrent, everyone knows
for the fact that problem still remains, and it’s high time to
address this issue at grass root level, so that no one in future dares
to commit such inhuman acts.

from:  Rohith
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:35 IST

Now those bastards will appeal in high court that will take another year, then we have our supreme court, only god knows how long it will take for them to declare a verdict. The rules need to change for these inhuman criminals.

from:  Reomi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:35 IST

That's a good judgement, unfortunately we do not have punishment which is more than hanging. But this will also set good examples to such beasts.

from:  anil kumar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:34 IST

Congrats....we get the justice... Thanks to Judiciary.. Requesting to the Law that criminals should not get mercy at any level of judiciary.Even they should not be allowed the Mercy appeal to President

from:  Animesh Sahu
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:34 IST

Advocate V K Anand, who appeared for Mukesh, said he has regard for the verdict and he will file an appeal in the Delhi High Court.What a waste of time, energy and money in the name of "fair trial"!!!

from:  Sangram K M
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:34 IST

All are satisfied today!!!

from:  Sujitha
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:32 IST

Great work by our judiciary! But it is only one case. Let the judgement
be done for remaining cases of such brutal act. Hope it will be done so!

from:  irshad nawaz
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:32 IST

Hope someone doesnt re-appeal for the accused in an higher court. Please execute
this 4 people at the earliest and inflict fear in all the people from committing such a
crime in the future and keep our sisters and mothers safe in India.

from:  Alagurajan Karunakaran
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:32 IST

I am very happy and very satisfied. Atleast in one case the perpetrators are not walking free probably looking for some other innocent to brutalize and make fun of womanhood.

from:  Deepti Kapil
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:32 IST

Great Verdict by Honorable Court !!!!!!!

The Law of the land should punish the criminals,

then only peoples can live peacefully in this country.

from:  siddu
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:30 IST

This has to be done long back, rather on that same day. But still I am happy.

from:  Kanika
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:29 IST

Historic judgement and an eye opener for criminals.
let us watch when actual death penalty is implemented.


from:  kalyani
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:29 IST

Really its very smart/short decision by law. we appreciate. but feels
sad also. because why still people are not cultured, educated. only we
can expect a healthy country when crime comes controll by individuls
responsibility not by a Law. we should cultivate ourself correct in
our all social boundary before pointing others. most time we blame
Law,Force,Govt. But we forgot that we have all power bring down the
worst, coz India is words only 1 well planned Democratic COUNTRY. Only
thing is EDUCATION can save us. Govt has to stop all free schemes &
need to build class qualuty school like vedas time. only knowledge
comes through enlightenment of knowledge.
we dont have 2nd society after the earth to leave. the issue is not
upto Delhi or India. people have to feel free n safe in any place in
any part of the country.

from:  Sudarshan Desai
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:28 IST

This Verdict should stand FOREVER - NO appeal in higher courts should be entertained. Its a shame the defence lawyers are argiung against this verdict.
The culprits were begging for PARDON after the verdict - imagine the same plight of the helpless girl, on Dec 16th 2012.

We shall never forget.

from:  Vinod
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:28 IST

What is the juvenile doing ? Enjoying TV ....drinking milk perhaps. Shame on our criminal friendly laws...

from:  Mishra
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:26 IST

Four get death penalty and one gets a mere 3-year jail term for the same
crime they committed!!! It's high time we change our law to make sure
justice is really done.

from:  Eddy
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:25 IST

Now people will think 10 times before attempting such a gruesome act. Please let us try to make our country a better place for women.

from:  Namrata
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:25 IST

Kudos to court for arriving at decision in 9 months which is certainly exemplary, fast justice more than anything deters offenders and criminals. Hope this light is carried forward.

However death does not solve anything, just stops the question being answered. The crime in question is gruesome which shook the conscience of people but death penalty by law is generally reserved for recidivist hardened criminals and to be used to satisfy the blood lust of society is being playing for gallery.

All these men should have been given life imprisonment till death, however govt. had sealed their fate much before as Hon. Home minister made statement of favoring death penalty for the then accused (now convicted). In a way life imprisonment in primitive prisons of India is much worse than death penalty.

Finally as Mahatama had put it "An eye for an eye will only make the world blind"

from:  Siddharth
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:25 IST

There was no option left out for Judge Yogesh Khanna. I don't know,are there any options for higher courts. I want know the opinion of those who were arguing for removal of capital punishment.

from:  C S Sundaresha
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:23 IST

Justice is done with the girl,her family and all the women in the world
but not full justice as the so called juvenile would not be hanged till
death.May the soul of the victim now rest in heaven!

from:  AMBRISH KUMAR DHIR
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:23 IST

men like these four convicts target educated women on
the roads using abusive, vulgar language and they also try to touch
them inappropriately, especially during times when the roads are not
so crowded. They think they can do anything and get away with it
because these incidents go unreported. At least let such capital
punishments instill a sense of fear in them. Having CCTV cameras
installed at regular intervals on the roads could discourage many
anti-social elements from targeting and attacking innocent public and
also carry out other illegal or immoral activities

from:  Meghna
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:23 IST

Justice is not done yet. Now they will file appeal in higher court, then the highest
court. the case will drag of for years... by then the severity might be forgotten and
these monsters will be pardoned... even if they are not pardoned, they will serve 10-
20-30 years waiting for death and might get parole in between... till then they will
eat and drink from tax payers money and become fat and healthy... where is the
justice?

from:  George
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:22 IST

The most brutal among them, the so called juvenile will be in correctional home for 3 years. The legal definition of Juvenile must be immediately and frantically rewritten as it is vintage. The society have undergone a sea change since the enactment. Nowadays children development judgemental faculties at early age. Nowadays school going children around the age group of 15 are consciously aware of the fact they have protection of law from punishment if they commit crime

from:  ravish kumar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:22 IST

Thanks to the media attention, this case got speedy justice. I wonder how many rape cases are languishing in our courts for years. By the way, it may be years before these criminals are actually hanged.

from:  Hareesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:22 IST

The 5th one also should be punished....how can he be taken as juvenile...

from:  Archi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:20 IST

I am very much happy with the judgment, and some how not happy too. cause is they will die in a minitue with out getting any paid back. I suggest to give a painful death to all of 4. If one court released their final decision, that should be final , in this case every thing is very clear so appeal to the next level is not correct. Even though if they went to the next level the same will punishment will be given, so dont drag this for more years (like Kasab case), hang them immediately.

from:  SIVA KUMAR
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:20 IST

its really an excellent verdict by delhi.
I am happy about it. even the juvenile should be given death sentence.

from:  thanga sundari
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:20 IST

finally we are proving that we are a democratic country...
happy and proud feeling for the court decision .... satya mev jayate

from:  pallavi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:19 IST

It is the justice. No one should even dream of such thing. This capital
punishment should be given wide publicity and the punishment for such
crime to be pasted in the form of bills in all crime prone places so
that people will not forget after some time.

from:  Raman
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:19 IST

I think now lawyer of all accused should not challenge this case in any
court so it will be lesson for rapist that if any body do this no will
support.

from:  keshav
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:19 IST

At last, Justice has been done!!
Seriously an eye opening verdict for all the perpetrators who commit such a heinous crimes!! This judgement will now to some extent make the culprits think many times before committing a crime like this ever again. Hats off to the judge for this revolutionary judgement. This decision hereafter will certainly help reduce the rates of such heinous crimes.
Respect Earned by the Judge form the entire nation.

from:  pallav jain
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:18 IST

Today's Judgement would offer some Solace to Damini (perhaps she
would be keeping an eye on the judgement from the heaven).
These 4 perpetrators of such a barbaric crime deserved nothing less
than the DEATH SENTENCE.
JUSTICE DELIVERED INDEED...

from:  ABHINAV
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:18 IST

Hats off to Indian Govt. This seriously instills confidence. We have to celebrate this day equivalent to any other biggest festival in India.

from:  Harivardhini
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:17 IST

The same verdict should be given to the Juvenile

from:  archana
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:17 IST

something to celebrate!! Juvenile should also be punished equally for being one of the accused.

from:  saranya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:17 IST


an eye 4 an eye.....atleast now others will think 100 times before misbehaving with the girls...I hope this is the message to all the indians that be sirious and never and ever do such crimes even in your dreams......

from:  tarun
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:16 IST

The verdict is just and right. Hats off to the judicial system of the country.

from:  V Rashmi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:16 IST

Though Justice Delayed but i am happy to see the outcome.

i wish same punishment should be valid for those culprits, who are
daily involved in raping and killing common man.

@hindu editor : Once a Editor of a local newspaper in M.P speaks these
words "Humare desh ki duvidha dekhiye, Press & Politics are
responsible for running a nation. And Sirf in 2 line mein jane k liye
koi minimum education qualification define nahi hai."
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from:  Amit
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:16 IST

Justice is not delivered until each and every one recognizes the
magnitude of judgement..All the four must be hanged immediately so as to
ensure that there is fear among the people who want to indulge in such a
murderous crime

from:  sudarshan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:16 IST

Very Happy today...atlast Govt has made this happen without any delay
further...Hang those people till they die....Thanks to the Delhi court.

from:  nagachaitanya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

All the criminals deserved severe punishment but the most gruesome of the criminals 17 yrs old Mohammed Afroz who just not raped her but also killed Damini by putting an iron rod into her privates got just 3 yrs jail and out of which 9 months would be taken off which he spent in judicial custody so far. Had he not done this she would have been alive. Its time the govt should reduce minor age to 15 yrs and as far as these brutal crimes are concerned age should not be b considered that big factor as if he is old enough to do such a heinous crime he is old enough to deserve a punishment. If 19 yr old can get death punishment here then 17 yr old should get it too.

from:  kumar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

thanks to the law and justice.............,these criminal deserves such
a punishment........,jai hind

from:  gajendra das
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

There were six in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the
woman. where are the another person he also should be hanged

from:  arya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

the verdict should be materialised immediately.

from:  cr deb
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

Must not take breath of relief until these animals are hanged.Even such a punishment is less for them..

from:  priya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:15 IST

It's indeed a great judgment. I see no reason for the boy being spared. This perhaps underscores the saying that law is blind.

from:  raghu
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:14 IST

After Nirbaya's brutal rape and murder case, many such heinous crimes
happened in many parts of India. All similar cases, must be handled same
kind of sensitivity and spirit, the perpetrators of such offences does
not deserve any kind of leniency. The Police and Investigating agencies
file the FIR and gather evidences without fear and favour.

from:  Dravidan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:14 IST

This punishment should be executed in public

from:  JAYAKUMAR
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:14 IST

atleast a brave & straight decision althought after a long time. There
should be no mercy by President also.

from:  vinod
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:14 IST

That's the verdict we are looking for.

from:  PRATIP SENGUPTA
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:13 IST

No; it is not correct

from:  Kavignar Thanigai
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:13 IST

They should be hanged early to give thundering massage to criminals in society.
from:  K.B.RAJENDRA PRASAD
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:13 IST

Great judgement, please hang them in a public place....

from:  Sarbjit
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:13 IST


we are witnessing and talking in human ways because of this kind of people.
we have to talk to them in their own language .
god has not given them permission to kill . but he had also added * conditions apply at the end for this kind of people,
they should not be considered as animals? animals are for more better than these guys...

from:  sudarshan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:13 IST

Very good justice given by the Delhi High court and shall be hanged till
death.Even get that juvenile age to above 18 and give him also the same
death sentence.For any rape case the penalty should be death
sentence.Only one judgement for rape is death.

from:  Ashok
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

This is the decision every Indian was waiting for.The brutality & inhuman practice inflicted on an innocent girl by these four men was intolerable.Its a great decision by virtue of which the faith in Indian Judiciary system will be boosted.

from:  Arun Kumar Sahu
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

This judgement will increase crime in society.
No one is denying the wrong doing of the convicts.
The media trial has led to court being under pressure to give death penalty. In this way, all those with media power would control the judgement.

from:  avinash
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

As long as capital punishment remains in the Indian justice system, such crimes which are brutal in the extreme deserve no lesser sentence.One only hopes that the higher courts where appeals are certain to be filed upholds the sentence handed over by the lower court and that the whole process is completed without much delay.

from:  C V Aravind
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

Thank God.. At last the final verdict is out. I wonder though, wasn't
the whole country saying the same thing 9 months back?? What took this
court so long to come to this decision. I am sure that a lot of work
needs to be done but 9 months..?? It's a lot of time..
Now, the case should be shut, not be opened in High court, Supreme
Court or president's mercy. They should be hanged once and for all.
Not only these, all other convicted rapists should also be hanged so
that this case can become an example. If only 4 of the 1000's of
rapists get hanged then it's no example. Justice should be equal for
all. All the cases of rapes should be taken to fast'est' track courts
and the guilty should be punished by death by default. IF that's done
then, the no. of rape cases registered would increase 10 fold only to
decrease at a faster rate and in a year or two, such cases would drop
to zero..!

from:  Prakhar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

Would be great if Chemical Castration is done to these criminals before hanging them to death! Let this be a lesson to all the heartless creatures out there!

from:  Aishwarya Murali
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:12 IST

Positive judgement made by the court. And this will make a good hope in the women life in India.

from:  Daniel Jose
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

Thanks for restoring the confidence in our judicial system by a befitting decision, by giving all the rapist to death penalty.....Only waiting for there execution because it will take a long time as THEY will apeal in high courst then supreme court the President mercy...! just make it fast....i firmly beleive they will not get mercy anywhere which they did'nt have..!

from:  Tanweer
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

Salute to Indian law and judgement.

from:  Pearly Sanil
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

i hope this decision remains mutual with High court & Supreme court as well , no mercy at all. and even that "Juvenile" should be no exception

from:  sonika
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

fast track court, then high court, then supreme court,

atlast president.......khud hi mar jayenge......

from:  surya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

"Death Sentence" is the only punishment which would give peace & solace
to the departed soul of our unfortunate sister who left us in a pool
of tears and sorrow.

from:  Subodh Johri
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

Amen! Amen! A big thanks to Delhi Police, the judiciary, citizen who
fought for justice, media and everybody else who provided support for
justice to the innocent girl.

from:  Ms
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

Surely, this verdict will be challenged in the High Court, then the Supreme Court and
finally passed for Presidential pardon. Justice will be done ONLY on the day when
these criminals are actually hanged till death! But in India, justice is so delayed that it
often means justice denied! Let's hope the day of hanging is near!

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 IST

They should have been given very hard rigorous labour with no leniency
in prison for 10 years and then given death sentences.

from:  J P Clady
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

Capital Punishment should be avoided as much as possible for nobody
has rights to kill anyone. But in this case even death sentence seems
to be less. Also no other punishment can create fear in such
criminals.

Now a standard punishment is set for gangrape cases. All gangrapes are
being indeed rarest of rare crimes, prosecutors can make this as
example in arguing other cases.

Had this verdict come one month before, perhaps, Shakti Mill rape
could have been avoided. Jai Hind.

from:  praveen
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

applauds..... highly satisfied with the courts decision.... these people deserve this n nothing less than this....

from:  megha sharma
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

I think there is nothing to rejoice since the sentence may get reduced
by the higher court. That's what usually happens. Lower court gives
maximum punishment while higher courts reduces it.

from:  BP
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

The only verdict possible! Much needed. They deserved it.
But also strange - fmr indian navy chief Nanda's grandson gets 5 years for killing 6 including policemen.He also gets time with family during the sentence while the family of those killed cannot get their loved ones back to spend time with them. What money, connections and a "reputed" well connected lawyer can do!

from:  Thomas
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

Hang the other guy also who escaped death penalty,being a juvenile...

from:  gaurav
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

It is not something which pleases but good to see that at least this
time justice has been delivered. The 5th one (juvenile) should have also
been sentenced to death. Just being 2 months short from 18 does not make
him any less guilty for such heinous crime.

from:  Rahul
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:10 IST

What about the juvenile? If he was 14 or 15 we would understand but
he's just two years younger than one of the accused, Pawan Gupta. It's
disturbing to know that he'll be free to roam the streets in a few years
time. Hang him as well and then justice would be delivered.

from:  ILK
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

Much awaited verdict has arrived..
For people of India Judiciary is the last hope to save this nation.

from:  Varun
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

Happy for the judgement. Hope even High court confirms the same when the
lawyer claims this case to High court.

from:  Mani
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

an eye for an eye is not the motive of judicial system. If every convict
has to get death sentence for brutal murder, than the judiciary has to
re open every judgement given in the past.

from:  Alfred
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

My only appeal to the intellectuals in Hindu is to not to come up with an article tomorrow declaring that death penalty is not fair and archaic. Kindly respect the soul who was tortured to death by these criminals.

from:  Shiv Ganesh S
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

Hope Sentence to Death is also Done in next few days..Not Years..every rapist will get lesson..

from:  Amresh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

Hang Juvenile also !!! Or reopen the case in High-Court with a demand of DNA testing for finalizing his age!! Anyway, public will do the justice if he comes out clean after 3 years !!!

from:  sourabh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

This will mean nothing if all of the other gang rapes are not treated
similarly. We mustn't be satisfied with this one verdict.

from:  LucyS
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

Thus bringing some solace, though transient. The closure of this case with the well deserved death verdict still does not bring happiness. There is something terribly wrong with the upbringing of men in the Indian society. Our culture needs serious rethinking and revision. In our society, it is completely acceptable for men to be become violent. And this incident was true reflection of this. The latest survey of the United Nations brought to the fore the reality and status of marital rapes and mens' psychological illness.

from:  Supriya
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

It takes 9 months to convict the accused in a high profile case. I am
addressing it high profile as it had mass support and media support.
But the situation is still worse in cases which are far from mass
knowledge,even they have to struggle to register a FIR. Its not a time
to celebrate victory, but to think where we are wrong, where a mistake
has been done for which someone has to pay his life as victim and
someone is getting sentence.Its time to change our thinking about self
and about others,as until we'll not know how to respect others'
feelings we can't respect others.

from:  Apurv Srivastava
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:09 IST

This judgement is 'INCOMPLETE'-----until & unless the juvenile criminal-culprit must be also be HANGED TILL DEATH along with rest of the four culprits.

from:  Swagata Sengupta
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:08 IST

great verdict, strong message for all the offenders.

from:  bibhesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:08 IST

Nice to have a judgement for these bloody fellows. We are proud to have
a Judiciary making sensible decisions.

from:  ALOK RAGHAV
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:08 IST

For the first time i am feeling satisfied with the current judicial system . A very good verdict came from the court for convicts in a tragedy case of nirbhaya and i expect such cases should be brought in fast trial court only , so that all the victims of rape will get justice .
Plus one more thing i would like to say is that these culprit should not be allowed to re open their case in high court .

from:  ankur
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:08 IST

Great decision by the court..Finally she got justice!!!!!

from:  Saba Kalam Khan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:08 IST

Hope the verdict deters others

from:  Sandeep
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:07 IST

Thank God..Judiciary system in India is maturing..

from:  Patitapaban Prusty
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:07 IST

Justice done.

from:  vunnam subash
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:07 IST

Congratulations to Delhi police for their best investigation..Salute to
Judge who gave this strong judgement...Now the countdown for "Fansi"
begins for these four "Darinde"..

from:  Tejas More
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:07 IST

Hats of to the Judges for providing the Brave Judgement. It should be
eye opener for others.



from:  venkatesh
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:07 IST

justice would be completed once they are hanged, otherwise law also
gives them authority to apply for mercy plea, which could take a lot of
time with the current political scenario.

from:  Amrinder
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:06 IST

Still,a long way to go till these rapists are hanged to death.
First,there will be an appeal in the High Court,followed by the Supreme
Court,and finally an appeal to the President to convert the death
sentence into life imprisonment. This process needs to be fast-tracked.
At last,the wish of the victim ,has been fulfilled,as she had wished
that these rapists should be awarded death sentence.

from:  Deendayal Lulla
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:06 IST

Justice has been done. Thank you Mr Yogesh Khanna and well done for nailing the animals.Now they should be hung at the earliest.

from:  Veena Tyagi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:06 IST

I wish if there could be any possibility of more severe Punishment.

from:  Ajay
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:06 IST

Will await implementation of the same. Death to the juvenile also. Then only true Justice would be done.

from:  Jyosna
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:05 IST

Justice is done now,but this is not the end of the road for this convicts.They may knock the door of the higher Courts,there should not be any lenient by the investigating agency,if the convicts go for a appeal.

from:  V.Shanmuganathan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:04 IST

No more appeals should be allowed for them!

from:  John
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:04 IST

Historic Judgement!! Justice has been done indeed. Verdicts like these
are very encouraging and helps the common people to keep their faith on
Judiciary and democratic system of this country.

from:  Ramachandran.P
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:04 IST

A very good judgement. It will serve as a lesson to all those who commit crime against women.

from:  S V Bala
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:03 IST

Great. Fear of punishment is the best deterrant for possible criminals.

from:  Ayyappa
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 15:01 IST

According to IPC section 376 not less than 7 years will be the punishment .but they done a inhuman act to the girl who was the victim.I am supporting the death sentence of the court .but this is not enough for the criminals .so a new amentment should bring down.that is too severe than the death sentence.

from:  Haribaskar BABL (hons) 1 st year
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:59 IST

Finally it was the law and order that helped us keep faith in our governance !

from:  P Mitra
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:59 IST

its sad for the families of these criminals but they deserve it.. now
the sentence should be executed at earliest

from:  bhaskar
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:58 IST

What a hypocrisy !! One accused 19 year old get death sentence and
another a few days younger escapes to reform home for three years...

from:  Aditya Khare
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:58 IST

I am feeling extremely happy. Thanks and blessings to Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna!!

from:  swati
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:57 IST

please carry out the sentence at the earliest.
Juvenile offender....min 30 yrs RI.... does he become eligible for a death sentence if he had done it one day late ?? and only 3 yrs if he did it on 16th Dec 2012. else, at least castrate him...

from:  laxmi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:56 IST

I hail this judgement, and this should send strong warning to the
rapists.

from:  dayakarsama
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:56 IST

That's the justice....Super like...

from:  Nidhi
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:56 IST

Welcome landmark decision. Unless there is demonstrated intolerance of
crimes against women, let alone such depraved torture cum rapes, Indian
society will turn into hell where not a single woman can live
unmolested. And a society where there are no women turns into a criminal
den on a large scale, which is the beginning of the end for India.
Already north india is in that zone. Time to try to set the clock back
and cherish, celebrate and worship the nurturing loving nature of Indian
women.

from:  P. Elangovan
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:55 IST

After a very long time, any news from court came that bring satisfaction. This case will set a benchmark. Rest in Peace Nirbhaya..

from:  Dhans Raj Yadav
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:55 IST

good and it is hoped that this will be maintained so that it acts as a
deterrent to others in future.

from:  n.ramaswami
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:54 IST

Atlast justice has been done... to be frank in the current scenario was not sure that all will be punished but all got what they deserve at the end... Thanks to the law and justice of india..

from:  Nikita
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:52 IST

Historic judgement and an eye opener for criminals.let us watch when actual death penalty is
implemented.

from:  Ravindraraizada Raizada
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:52 IST

Great verdict by Delhi court!

from:  Santosh B
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:52 IST

Justice is done.

from:  dalchand agrawal
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 14:49 IST
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