New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape and murder case.
While pronouncing the verdict the Apex Court said the incident had sent a "tsunami of shock" all over and was a 'rarest of rare' case in which the most brutal, barbaric and diabolical attack was carried out on the 23-year-old woman.
Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur were convicted on charges of brutally raping and assaulting a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a bus that led to her death.
One of the accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail, while a convicted juvenile was sentenced three years of punishment in a reform home.
The Delhi High Court earlier upheld their conviction and death sentence.