Video: Nirbhaya Case: 10 things you cannot miss
New Delhi, July 9, News24 Bureau: Here are the 10 major developments of the Nirbhaya Case which you cannot afford to miss. The case had brought the entire nation on a single platform where the voice against RAPE was raised in unison and which also changed the course of the Indian Judicial System. Such was the impact of the Nirbhaya gang rape case that it created an international outrage and led the government to overhaul legislation on crimes against women. The case had virtually brought the entire nation on the streets. Here is decoding the entire Nirbhaya case in 10 simple points:
1. The verdict has come after less than six years of five men and a juvenile raping a 23-year-old girl on a moving bus in Delhi and later dumping her on the road with her male friend
2. The girl, who succumbed to her injuries after 13 days of the incident, was named Nirbhaya, which means fearless, by a section of the media. The real name and identity of the paramedical student was thus protected.
3. Nirbhaya's parents expressed their happiness over the verdict. "Our struggle does not end here. Justice is getting delayed. It's affecting other daughters of the society. I request judiciary to tighten their judicial system, serve justice to Nirbhaya by hanging them as soon as possible and help other girls and women, said Asha Devi, mother Nirbhaya.
4. "We knew that review petition will be dismissed. But what next? So much time has gone by and threat to women have gone up in this span. I believe sooner they're hanged, better it is," said Badrinath Singh, father of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim on SC's dismissal of 3 accused review petition.
5. Upholding its earlier order of death sentence, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed review pleas filed by three of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
6. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and R Bhanumathi, pronounced the Monday's verdict in the case.
7. The judgement came in response to a review petition filed by three death row convicts- Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta- against the Supreme Court order of May 2017, which said that Nirbhaya's rapists and killers should be hanged. The top court, during the course of extensive hearing, deliberated on whether the death sentence should be commuted to life sentence or not, and on May 4 reserved its order.
8. The fourth convict, Akshay SIngh did not file a review petition against his death sentence.
9. The ring leader of the gang that raped the girl, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in jail nearly three months after the crime.
10. There was a minor in the case whose actions were too cruel and crude for his age. Allegedly, he was the one who had inserted iron rods in her private parts. He was convicted by the Juvenile Justice Board and was let off in December 2015 after serving three years in a reformation home.