"My daughter got justice": Mother reacts after Delhi court verdict
New Delhi : After years of fight for justice, the mother of victim girl has hailed the Delhi Court's verdict to execute four accused men on January 22.
"My daughter has got justice. Execution of the four convicts will empower the women of the country. This decision will strengthen the trust of people in the judicial system," the girl's mother Asha Devi said after the verdict.
The Delhi Court on Tuesday issued a black warrant ordering execution of four men who had raped and tortured a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in 2012.
The trial in the case was completed within a year in the trial court, but it was after years when the High Court confirmed their death penalty. In 2017, Supreme Court rejected the first set of appeals against the conviction.
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At Tuesday’s hearing, he had heard the public prosecutor argue that the black warrant could be issued even before the convicts exercise their legal options. The suggestion that the court should wait for petitions to be filed by the convicts and decided was a delaying tactic, the public prosecutor argued.
After the December hearing, jail authorities had issued a notice to the convicts on December 18 - Akshay, Vinay, Pawan and Mukesh - who are on the death row for gang-rape.
One of the six who were on the bus got off lightly because he was not an adult. Another one allegedly committed suicide in jail. The remaining four were convicted and sentenced to death.
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Later, three of them filed a review petition in the Supreme Court which got rejected and while the Tihar Jail authorities were preparing for the execution, the fourth man also filed a review petition, which was also rejected by the apex court.