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Delhi gang rape case sentencing deferred to Friday

New Delhi, Sept 11: The sentencing for the four accused in the Delhi gang rape case has been deferred to Friday. The Saket fast track court, which found the for persons guilty of the crime, said that the quantum of sentence will be pronounced on September 13. 

 

The prosecution sought death penalty for the accused over the brutal gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old girl. Meanwhile, the defence lawyers sought lenient punishment for the convicts — Mukesh (26), Vinay Sharma (20), Pawan Gupta (19) and Akshay Thakur (28).    

 

They argued that the case falls in the category of "rarest of rare" and life imprisonment in such a case is a rule while death penalty is an exception. The prosecutor objected to the defence argument saying, "The crime is not only grotesque and diabolic in nature but the barbaric behaviour of the convicts was of the highest kind." 

 

"Maximum sentence has to be given as the court should see that they have raped and killed a helpless girl, even as she pleaded for her life. This is an extreme case of depravity and sexual assault of a young girl, who could not survive after their gruesome attack and gangrape. 

 

"The act to damage the girl's intestines intentionally leaves no scope of sympathy, he said."  

 

Posted by Cyril

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