She succuumbed to her injuries.
So why are we divided on whether the brutal, desensitised, violent rapists / murderers should get capital punishment or not?
The ones who advocate capital punishment wonder what else would put fear in future violators. What would make them hesitate just a bit before they commit their crime?
Besides, without capital punishment there's the possibility that the police / politicians, with a little "incentive" in their pockets might wait for a few years and quietly set these brutal rapist / murderers free. I believe one of the culprits is underage and will walk free within a year. Where's the deterrance for him? Or for future rapists? What action should we take then?
With our feelings running so high capital punishment for those low lives resonates with many of us. And yet I hesitate. Responsible people like Medha Patkar have written to say "severe punishment - yes, capital punishment - no."
Another doubt in my mind - what if the government uses this law to punish the innocent?
So here's a link to a very good site that discusses the pros and cons of capital punishment.