New Delhi, Sept 13: As the much-awaited verdict was pronounced in December 16 gangrape case in the national capital on Friday, one of the four accused, Vinay Sharma reportedly started crying and saying "Sir ji, Sir ji" in front of the judge.
Out of the six accused, four accused- Akshay Thakur (28), Mukesh Singh (26), Vinay Sharma (20) and Pawan Gupta (19) were today given death sentence in Delhi's fast track court in Saket.
All of them were convicted by the Court on Tuesday.
According to a report, when the Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna read out the death sentence, one of the accused Vinay Sharma fell down and started crying "Sir ji, Sir ji (please sir, please sir)" addressing the judge.
Sources said that all four accused started crying after the death sentence was pronounced.
Perhaps, these convicts could realise the fear of death when they were committing the gruesome crime on a 23-year-old paramedic student on the night of December 16 last year, in a moving bus.
Vinay, who pleaded for life before the judge is a school dropout and used to work at a gym in South Delhi.
He also wanted to appear for an entrance test of Indian Air Force (IAF).
After the judgement was pronounced, the prosecution lawyer expressed satisfaction with the verdict, saying he and Nirbhaya's family are happy.
Nirbhaya's father told a news channel, "Justice has been done. I am very happy today."
Meanwhile, the defence counsel AP Singh said that he is not satisfied with the verdict and will consider appealing in a higher court.
The judgement in the gangrape case that shook the conscience of entire nation, ensured fair justice and was hailed by the entire nation as well as Nirbhaya's family.
All four accused started crying after the death sentence was pronounced.
Besides, the judgement is also expected to act as a deterrent for other criminals.
The prime accused, 35-year-old Ram Singh was found hanging in his cell in Tihar jail on March 11, shortly after his trial began.
The sixth accused, who is a 'juvenile', was awarded three-year imprisonment by the Justice Juvenile Board (JJB).