Supreme Court upholds the death penalty in the Delhi Nirbhaya case, denying the plea of one of the accused by the name of Akshay Kumar Singh.
One of the accused of the 2007 Nirbhaya case that stook the country, Akshay Kumar Singh had applied for a plea that has been dismissed by the Honourable Supreme Court. The accused filed for the petition when the Tihar jail authorities started preparing for the execution. By stating that the contentions raised by Akshay Kumar were heard and reviewed by the top court in the main judgement, the three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi upheld the death penalty. Advocate AP Singh appearing for Akshay sought three weeks to file the mercy petition with the President. The court, however, claimed that the petition can be filed within the time as mentioned in the law.
Twitter reacted on the Supreme Court’s verdict on Nirbhaya case:
— Anisha Sahijwala (@AnishaSahijwala) December 18, 2019
— Dr Sundara (@DrSundara3) December 18, 2019
Akshay kumar Singh – time has come to pay for what you have done.
Your life might be worthless but you ruined a very precious family!
— MarcoChacha (@MarcoChacha8) December 18, 2019
— Rajesh R (@iamrajesh_sct) December 18, 2019
Even though last review petition in #NirbhayaCase has been dismissed by Supreme Court, there can still be delay in hanging 4 accused. They can file curative petitions in SC & thereafter, there can be mercy petitions before President. So, their hanging may still take some time.
— Dr. Ashok Dhamija (@ashokdhamija) December 18, 2019
SC dismisses last review plea against death penalty.
Many rapists deny rape happened at all.
Some find a way to put their actions into some justification, neutralize, or blame action onto the victim.
HR activists create sympathy for rapists.
Very few repent.
— Lilly लिल्ली ಲಿಲ್ಲಿ ?? (@LillyMaryPinto) December 18, 2019
Changing laws like weather when it comes to prove your leadership,
still failed to hang the monsters cuz ' we are bounded by the law'
Giving much respect to the "rarest of the rarest crime"?#NirbhayaCase#indonttrustindianjudiciary pic.twitter.com/stYcVWvey7
— Nisheshika (@Nisheshika2) December 18, 2019
Parents of December 16 gangrape victim say they have been fighting for 7 years but are yet to see culprits punished and get justice for their daughter who died in 2012 after being brutally gangraped.#Nirbhaya #NirbhayaCase pic.twitter.com/KmKYGTH7z1
— First India (@thefirstindia) December 16, 2019