Nirbhaya gangrape: SC rejects review pleas of three out of four convicts awarded death penalty

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Four convicts of 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape in Delhi
Four convicts of 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape in Delhi

New Delhi : Review pleas of three out of four convicts awarded death penalty in 2012 Delhi gangrape case have been rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday.

The SC bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan pronounced its judgment on the death penalty pleas of convicts Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23) on Monday.

The fourth convict, Akshay Kumar Singh, had not filed review petion in the case. The Supreme Court had pronounced its judgement on May 5, 2017.

Advocate AP Singh, representing Akshay Kumar Singh, said, "Akshay has not filed a review petition yet. We will be filing it."

In 2017, the Supreme Court had upheld the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court in the case of gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in New Delhi.

She was gang raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar jail here.

A juvenile, who was among the accused, was convicted by a juvenile justice board. He was released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term.