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Execution kills criminals but not crime: Nirbhaya rapists to SC


Execution kills criminals but not crime: Nirbhaya rapists to SC
Pawan Kumar Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh and Akshay Kumar Singh – the four convicts in the case. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The judiciary cannot decide whether a person will live or die as “execution kills criminals but not the crime.”

This submission was made by two of the four convicts, sent to the death row in the Dec. 16 gang rape and murder case, on Friday to the Supreme Court seeking a review of its 2017 verdict.

Lawyer A.P. Singh, counsel for the two convicts, said retributive punishment of execution would not eradicate the crime from the society but would rather eliminate criminals who can be reformed.

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