INDIA: DELHI COURT AWARDS DEATH PENALTY TO THREE CONVICTS IN GANG RAPE, MURDER CASE
February 19, 2014: A Delhi court awarded death penalty to three youths for abduction, gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl whose mutilated and decomposed body was recovered from a Haryana village in 2012.
"Death to all three (Rahul, Ravi and Vinod)," Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat said.
After hearing the sentence, the three convicts pleaded for mercy but the court did not pay any attention, saying the case falls in the category of rarest of rare.
The Delhi Police had earlier sought death penalty for convicts -- Rahul (27), Ravi (23) and Vinod (23) while the defence counsel had sought leniency for them, saying there was chance of their reformation. (Sources: PTI, 19/02/2014)