Delhi gangrape case verdict: Who said what

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The four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court. The four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court.
SummaryThe four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty.

The four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court which said the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated.

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The four were convicted by the court on September 10 for the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student. Here are the reactions to the verdict pronounced by Delhi court.

Sushilkumar Shinde, Home Minister:Hailing the death sentence as exemplary, Shinde said the victim and her family have got justice.

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"This was the rarest of rare crime...Damini and her family have got justice. I welcome the court ruling," Shinde told reporters here. "The 'nyay devta' has set a new example for such culprits that if you commit such a heinous crime, then you will get a stringent punishment," the minister said.

Soon after the death sentence was pronounced the social media erupted with the reactions from the comman man and political leaders.

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Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha: "I welcome the judgement in Delhi gang rape case. This will serve as a deterrent for such offences," Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

Shahnawaz Hussain, National Spokesperson of BJP: "Today's death sentence is a warning for all rapists. This will instill fear into hearts of those who even THINK of committing such a crime."

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister:"Death sentence for the guilty in Nirbhaya case serves the requirement of justice. It shall act as a deterrence against heinous crimes."

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Vijay Goel, Delhi BJP President:"Justice should not only be done; it must also be seen to be done. And that's what happened in #Nirbhaya Case. Kudos to Indian Judiciary."

Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister:"Nobody will dare do such heinous crime in future," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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