After a series of delays, the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case were hanged to death today.
Delhi: Asha Devi, Badrinath Singh, and their lawyer Seema Kushwaha show victory sign after the convicts were hanged till death after a 7-year-long legal battle. #NirbhayaVerdict pic.twitter.com/eQSt4rtLWT— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
At the time the case was first reported, in 2012, Delhi Police appointed Supreme Court lawyer Dayan Krishnan as the special public prosecutor in the case. As per reports, Dayan Krishnan took on the case free of cost.
He along with the other lead assistant public prosecutor, Rajeev Mohan, and APP A.T. Ansari, helped build a water-tight charge-sheet against the convicts that allowed the judiciary to award a death sentence to four of the six accused. One convict was a juvenile and thus received imprisonment for three years and another allegedly committed suicide while in custody.
Apart from these prosecutors who first fought the case, lawyer Seema Kushwaha has fought alongside Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi for 7 years, demanding justice.
The convicts kept appealing the death sentence which consequently postponed the hanging. During the time, lawyer Seema Kushwaha constantly questioned the delay in the judgement and kept fighting to uphold the death sentence for the convicts.
Seema Kushwaha, an alumnus of Delhi University, was preparing for Civil Services when she first heard about the shocking incident. After graduating in 2014, she joined the battle to fight for justice for Nirbhaya.
Today, when finally justice was provided, many people took to Twitter to commend Kushwaha's service.
Now every1 knows advocate of d rapist AP Singh but do we know d name of that advocate who fought to get d justice done? I bet many of us don't.Take a moment to thank Adv Seema Kushwaha. She must b appreciated.— Yogi Babu (@yogibabu_offl) March 20, 2020
Finally #NirbhayaCaseConvicts have been executed which was prolonging for 7 plus years. Faith in judiciary restored. Hatsoff to lawyer #SeemaKushwaha who fiercely fought this case, struggle of a mother who fought relentlessly justified. #satyamevajayathe 🙏 pic.twitter.com/76Bs82vkss— Aathmika (@aathmikaa) March 20, 2020
It took 7 yrs of constant legal battle by 2 brave women the mother & lawyer #SeemaKushwaha for this day to come.— 𝐊𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐚𝐍 𝐍𝐞𝐢𝐥 😎 (@Neil_Panchtilak) March 20, 2020
They will be known for this tough but incredible battle.
Let's thank them for their
commendable job. 👏🙏#NirbhayaCase #FastJusticeForEveryNirbhaya pic.twitter.com/XQPnxBhhJ4
The efforts she put in to ensure that justice is delivered are truly commendable.