Four convicts in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case were on Friday awarded the death penalty by a Delhi court which said the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated.
“Death to all,” additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna said while delivering the verdict in the Delhi gang-rape case. “Besides discussing others offences, I straightaway come to section 302 (murder) of IPC. This falls under the inhuman nature of the convicts and the gravity of offence they committed cannot be tolerated. Death sentence is given to all the four convicts,” he said.
“Court cannot turn a blind eye to such a gruesome act,” the judge said while handing down the maximum punishment to the four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case. Besides murder, the four have been also convicted for offences including gang rape, unnatural offences, attempt to murder, dacoity, destruction of evidence, conspiracy, kidnapping or abducting in order to murder, while acquitting them of the charge of murder in dacoity.
Earlier the court announced a guilty verdict to all four accused.