SC quashes convict’s review plea, #Nirbhaya trends on Twitter

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New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition of Nirbhaya rape convict Akshay Kumar Singh, #NirbhayaCase trended on Twitter with 2,023 tweets.

One user wrote: “Hang all the rapists till death, whether they are minor or not… hang all of them… rapist is a rapist… no mercy for him.”

Another also tweeted on similar lines: “They should be hanged till death. That’s it.”

A user asked what the Supreme Court verdict was since it was expected around 1 p.m.

One post read: “Waiting for justice…#Nirbhaya”.

As the SC affirmed the death penalty awarded to Akshay Kumar Singh, who was among the four persons convicted for the gang rape & subsequent death of the 23-year-old student in Delhi in 2012, her mother Asha Devi said the family was closer to justice and closure.

Published on: Dec 18, 2019 at 16:25 IST


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