After years of wait, finally the justice has prevailed, and everyone including the film fraternity is hailing the Supreme Court’s verdict. The verdict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case was pronounced by the Supreme Court yesterday. The court has announced death penalty to four of the men, who were held guilty of raping and torturing a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi.
A 23-year-old student, Jyoti was gang-raped and tortured on her way back home in Delhi in December 2012.
While the entire nation kept debating over the death sentence given to the four rapists, actor Priyanka Chopra said she was proud of the verdict. In an emotional note, shared on her Twitter page, the Baywatch star wrote:
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 5, 2017
The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 sensational gangrape and murder case, terming it the ‘rarest of rare’, most brutal, barbaric and diabolical attack on the 23-year-old paramedic student.
The case sent a “tsunami of shock” all over, the apex court said, adding that the convicts treated the victim as an object of enjoyment, with the single purpose of ravishing her. A three-judge bench, through a unanimous verdict, upheld the Delhi High Court judgement which had concurred with the trial court decision.
On the other side, Nirbhaya’s father says, finally, he’ll get some sleep now. “I will sleep peacefully tonight,” he said, adding, “She would have turned 28 on May 10 if she had lived. Today’s verdict is a gift for her.”