The Nirbhaya case

Death penalty debate

Print edition : June 09, 2017

(Clockwise from top left) Delhi gang rape convicts Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh, Vinay and Pawan Gupta, whose death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court on May 5. Photo: PTI

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court confirms the death sentences against the Nirbhaya case accused, arguing that their crime summoned a tsunami of shock in the collective conscience, and the verdict revives the debate on the death penalty.
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