They raped, tortured, looted and left the girl naked on the streets. The physiotherapy student passed away later. Today, the murderers have been given a death sentence by the Delhi fast track court under the 'rarest of rare' category, avenging the ghost of Nirbhaya.
Fruit-seller Pawan Gupta (19), Gym instructor Vinay Sharma (20), Mukesh Singh (26) and bus cleaner Akshay Thakur (28) have been convicted earlier this week on 13 charges. On Friday, they heard their fate and it is death. Vinay Sharma broke down on the spot and the others looked morose.
This is one news that has created hope for justice in a society grappling with dark evils. India has come out in unanimous support for the judge's decision on the case. Many personalities have lauded the verdict and its example to weed out such a heinous crime.
It has been 9 months since the 23 year old girl succumbed to horrifying injuries inflicted by the rapists. According to the court, the system cannot turn a blind eye to the increasing menace of sexual assault against women. The case had "shocked the collective conscience of the nation" and "society has no tolerance for such crime.”
Yes, such brutality cannot be tolerated!