The New Delhi gang rape defendants get a death sentence, which is a rare occurrence for India. Four men were found guilty of a fatal gang rape of a student on a moving bus. This case drew world-wide attention and uproar, according to Bloomberg on Sept. 13.
In a specially convened and fast-tracked court appearance, the judge handed down the death sentence. Cheers from both inside and outside the courthouse were heard loud and clear as justice was served for the dead student.
India reserves the death sentence for the rarest of the rare cases, which is what this horrendous gang rape and murder fell under. In nine years only three people have been executed with 450 on death row.
The victim’s parents stated that they believe justice has been served. Judge Yogesh Khanna said after the sentence was verbally delivered:
“This case definitely falls in the rarest of rare categories and warrants the exemplary punishment of death.”
After the judge said this one of the defendants burst out in tears. The attack “shocked the collective conscience of India,” the judge continued. There was nothing less than a lynch mob outside the courthouse and rightfully so. What these men did to the student is a crime full of pure evil, conveyed the crowd. One man who went only by the name Alam said:
“They are demons, they have no right to be part of this society.”