The four men - Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur - were convicted on Tuesday for brutalizing the young girl in Delhi with gang-rape and grievous assault last December that resulted in her death. (Agencies)
There were six attackers and one of the six accused was found dead in a cell in Delhi's Tihar Jail, while a juvenile involved in the crime was sent by the Juvenile Justice Board Aug 31 to a reform home for three years, the maximum under the juvenile law.
Here is what B-town has to say:
Karan Johar: Death sentence for the rapists! Thank god...there is a god and finally there is justice.
Anupam Kher: Death sentence for rapists. This Friday the 13th is a day of justice. Jai Ho (sic).
Akshay Kumar: Justice prevails, death sentence for the four rapists! Hope this conveys a message to the other men. They deserve nothing less for such a heinous act!
Kunal Kohli: Death Sentence for four rapists! Justice for Nirbhaya finally. Please hang the 'juvenile' also. He's as guilty as these four.
Raveena Tandon: Superb! For once it's been victory of the people! Delhi rape victim. Nirbhaya's rapists to hang (Sic).
Nikhil Advani: What we need to celebrate - time frame for delivering a verdict. Just shows that if required, the process can be expedited.
Neha Dhupia: Not in India, just heard about the death penalty for all four rapists. Finally, feel that not everything is wrong with the system! RIP Nirbhaya.
Mugdha Godse: It's a revolutionary judgment atleast out of 100, 10 will think before committing this horrible crime of rape.
Ehsaan Noorani: A prayer for the soul of Nirbhaya and a prayer for victims of rape to find the strength to carry on. Hope this sentencing sends a strong message out to men attempting this ghastly act again. Justice.
The four men - Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur - were convicted on Tuesday for brutalizing the young girl in Delhi with gang-rape and grievous assault last December that resulted in her death.