New Delhi :
The Supreme Court on Monday will decide whether the four men who raped and tortured a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi, triggering nationwide protests, will have their death sentences reduced to life terms in prison. The top court will announce its verdict on the review plea filed by the convicts at 2 pm.
The Supreme Court on May 5 last year had upheld the verdict of the Delhi High Court and the trial court sentencing the four men – Mukesh, 29, Pawan, 22, Vinay Sharma, 23 and Akshay Kumar Singh, 31, to death for raping the young woman and fatally wounding her. The men had then appealed to the court to review their sentences, saying it was "cold-blooded killing in the name of Justice". The court agreed to hear their request in November last year.