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Curative Petition Filed By Nirbhaya Convict Pawan Gupta In Supreme Court
Pawan Gupta a convict in the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi today filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court
New Delhi: The mercy petitions of the three other convicts - Mukesh Kumar Singh, Vinay Kumar Sharma, and Akshay Kumar - have already been dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind.
A Delhi court had on February 17 said the convicts will hang on March 3, which was the third death warrant issued by the court. The two earlier ones could not be carried out as the convicts took it in turns to use every legal option available to them.
The four convicts, along with two others - one of them a minor - had gang-raped the young woman and tortured her with an iron rod on the night of December 16, 2012. She died on December 29 at a hospital in Singapore.
A Delhi court had on February 17 said the convicts will hang on March 3. The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed the pleas filed by Mukesh Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma that challenged the rejection of their mercy petitions. Akshay Kumar has not yet challenged the rejection of his mercy petition.
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