All four accused in the Delhi gangrape case, have been found guilty by a Saket court. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced tomorrow. Out of the six accused, bus driver Ram Singh had committed suicide inside the Tihar Jail during trail. The juvenile accused was sent to three years in a reform home.
On the fateful night of December 16, 2012, six men allegedly gangraped the 23-year-old physiotherapy trainee and brutally assaulted her male friend. The victim ‘Nirbhaya’ sustained severe internal and external injuries, which led to her death. She fought for life for 17 days before breathing her last at a Singapore hospital.
The incident triggered a national outrage, which forced the government to come up with a strong bill against the crime against women. In addition, women in the country dared to take up the cause without fear and they received full support from others. Despite all these, the rape cases are on the rise and the recent incident of gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai has shocked the nation once again.
The four men were found guilty of 13 offences, including gangrape, unnatural sex, murder, dacoity, conspiracy, kidnapping and destruction of evidence. The accused are identified as Vinay Sharma (20), Pawan (19), Akshay Thakur (28) and Mukesh Singh.