Nirbhaya Case: Akshay Thakur, convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, has filed a new mercy petition. This petition has been filed three days before the death sentence. In the new petition, Akshay has said that his first petition was rejected, which did not contain all the facts.
Let us tell you that the death warrant has been issued by the sessions court to hang the four convicts of Nirbhaya gang-rape till death at 6 a.m. on March 3.
2012 Delhi gangrape case: One of the convicts, Akshay has moved mercy petition claiming that his earlier petition that was dismissed did not have all the facts. pic.twitter.com/RArzA5mUjZAdvertisement
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The Supreme Court will hear the curative petition of convict Pawan Kumar Gupta on Monday. Pawan’s petition will be heard by a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice NV Ramana. Pawan has demanded that his death sentence be changed to life imprisonment.
Pawan’s lawyer AP Singh had said that his client has filed a corrective petition saying that he should not be given the death penalty. Pawan is the only one among the four convicts who had not yet exercised the option of filing a corrective petition and then a mercy petition with the President.
On the night of 16 December 2012 in south Delhi, six people gang-raped Nirbhaya on a moving bus and threw her on the road in a badly injured condition. Nirbhaya later died on 29 December 2012 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore.
Ram Singh, one of the six accused of this sensational crime, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail, while the sixth accused was a teenager. He was released in 2015 after being held in a correctional home for three years.
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