Live: Nirbhaya rapists will be hanged, Supreme Court upholds earlier order

New Delhi The verdicts in the Nirbhaya Rape case is out: SC upholds the earlier order of death sentence to four Nirbhaya Case Convicts. This means that the Nibhaya Case convicts will be hanged. SC said 'taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committeed by the convicts,  we are upholding the sentence'

The top court was hearing an appeal filed by the four convicts - Vinay Sharma (23), Akshay Thakur (31), Mukesh (29) and Pawan Gupta (22) challenging the Delhi High Court's March 2014 confirmation of the death sentence handed to them by the trial court in 2013. The Supreme Court has come out with the final verdict on four convicts of Nirbhaya Rape Case. This brutal rape case had shaken the nation and vibrations and reactions came from across the world. A 23-year-old was brutally assaulted and raped by six men, including a minor.

The act and assault were so brutal that the girl slipped into a vegetative state and no amount of efforts could save her life. Such was the furor and angry outbursts of the entire nation that this led to the drafting of the 2013 Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which later was known as the Nirbhaya Act. Stay tuned for live updates:

The Supreme Court has come out with the final verdict on four convicts of Nirbhaya Rape Case. This brutal rape case had shaken the nation and vibrations and reactions came from across the world. A 23-year-old was brutally assaulted and raped by six men, including a minor.

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-Verdict expected in the afternoon

-Nirbhaya's parents hopeful of justice

-The four convicts Vinay Sharma (23), Akshay Thakur (31), Mukesh (29) and Pawan Gupta (22) were awarded death sentence in September 2013 by the trial court

-A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan  had reserved its order on March 27 after holding an elaborate hearing for more than 44 days

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