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Nirbhaya gangrape case: SC verdict on convicts plea challenging their death sentence today

The Supreme Court is today expected to decide on the petitions of the four convicts who have challenged their death penalty in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, also known as the Nirbhaya case.

The parents of the victim today said they are sure that the apex court will award death sentence to the guilty.

Nirbhaya's mother said that she has full faith in the judiciary and is sure that the apex court, through its ruling, will give justice to her daughter.

"We have full faith in the judicial system and I am sure that the Supreme Court will announce death sentence in its verdict for the guilty. I am sure the Supreme Court will give justice to my daughter. This will set an example for the world," said Nirbhaya's mother.

Nirbhaya's father also said that he is sure of the fact that the apex court will award death sentence to the convicts.

"They will be awarded death sentence. Leave Supreme Court, even God will not forgive such people," said Nirbhaya's father.

The matter is being heard by the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan.

The convicts - Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh - challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows.

Earlier, the trial court also had sentenced all the four convicts to death penalty.

The brutal crime against Nirbhaya had created public furore for a more stringent law to deal with sex crimes against women.

The 23-year-old was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on a moving bus in South Delhi and thrown out of the vehicle with her male friend on the night of December 16, 2012.

She died days later in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.