Nirbhaya rape case: Delhi court issues death warrant for 4 convicts

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Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay, Vinay, and Mukesh are the four convicted rapists

New Delhi: Four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case of 2012 have been issued death sentences by a Delhi court on Tuesday. The convicts will have 14 days to file for legal remedies. 

The 23-year-old was gang-raped by six men on a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012. The main accused, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail during the trial. Another accused was a minor and was sent to a reform facility and released after three years.

ANI reported that following the court sentence Asha Devi, mother of the victim, said, “My daughter has got justice. Execution of the 4 convicts will empower the women of the country. This decision will strengthen the trust of people in the judicial system.”