New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court Thursday upheld death sentences for the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape, holding their “barbaric” act “not worthy of human condonation”. The victim’s teary-eyed parents said they are “happy” but will feel justice is done after the four are hanged, while a defense lawyer termed the verdict “political”.

Delivering the judgment in a jam-packed courtroom, a division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice Pratibha Rani said the “completely revolting, gruesome and spine-chilling act” of these convicts leave no chance for their “reformation”.

After the verdict, the victim’s parents, expressing happiness, said: “We will get justice when we will see them hanging”.