India’s Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Overturn Death Sentences of Three Men Convicted in 2012 Rape and Murder of Student in Delhi

India’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking to overturn the death sentences of three men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi.

Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh had challenged the court’s 2017 ruling upholding their death penalty.

The brutal gang rape led to nationwide outrage and new anti-rape laws.

They have now exhausted all their legal options but can still file a mercy petition before India’s president.

The fourth man convicted in the case, Akshay Thakur, did not file an appeal but his lawyer says he plans to do so.

The victim’s mother told media that the Supreme Court ruling was “justice for all”.

“I have been struggling for six years, and today I am satisfied that justice has been delivered. The latest ruling has strengthened my belief in our justice system.”

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SOURCE: BBC News