Analysis of Death Sentence in Nirbhaya Rape Case

  • Eshita Baghel
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  • Eshita Baghel

    Pursued B.A.LL.B. from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India.

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In March 2020, when the accused were executed, it was hailed that justice was done to Nirbhaya. However, the point is whether the justice was actually done in its true sense? The post-Nirbhaya period observed huge amendments in rape laws and more judicial sensitivity to address the issue. With this, a parallel rise in the number of cases could also be seen. Therefore, it is important to analyse the Nirbhaya verdict and the legal modifications. It is also important to see why despite such development, the issue of rape has worsened since 2012. From this, only better solutions can be provided. This work is analyses the death penalty in Nirbhaya Rape Case. In this, it covers how the sentence was imposed what post-sentence procedures were adopted before they were finally executed. The death sentence of four convicts is hailed as justice to Nirbhaya. This work analyses whether a public celebrated death sentence is a solution to the problem of rape.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 2265 - 2283


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