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Wave of joy in Nirbhaya's village after SC order, grandfather demands immediate hanging of convicts

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

Residents of the native village of 'Nirbhaya' today demanded immediate of those convicted of her rape and murder, as a wave of happiness erupted after the dismissed review pleas filed by three out of the four convicts against death penalty in the sensational December 16, 2012 case.

As the of the verdict reached there, villagers of Medawara Kalan in district distributed sweets and offered a special worship in the village temple by offering milk to the deity.

Nirbhaya's grandfather said if the culprits were hanged to death by now, then such monstrous incidents would not have happened, referring to repeated cases of rapes in various parts of the country.

"The convicts must be immediately hanged to death," he said.

The 23-year-old student was gangraped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road.

She succumbed to injuries on December 29, 2012 at in Singapore.

The apex court today rejected the review pleas filed by Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and (23), saying no grounds have been made out by them for review of the verdict.

The fourth death row convict, (31), has not filed a review petition against the apex court's May 5, 2017 judgement.

One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, has died already, after allegedly committing suicide in the in the national capital.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:50 IST