New Delhi: In a development to 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, one of the convicts, Vinay Kumar Sharma, on Thursday filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court. Notably, the convict is exercising his last legal remedy against his death sentence.
This comes two days after a Delhi court issued a death warrant against all the four convicts, and said they will be executed on January 22 at 7 am at Delhi’s Tihar jail.
Notably, the four accused facing the gallows are Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Kumar Thakur, Vinay and Mukesh Singh.
As of now, all preparations are underway for the long-awaited execution set to take place at Jail no 3 in Tihar jail. The hangman for the same has been summoned from Meerut.
Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old paramedic student, was brutally gang-raped and tortured on the intervening night of December 16 and December 17, 2012, inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons before finally being dumped on the road. She succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital two weeks later on December 29.
Six accused in the case were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. However, one of the convicts, a minor, appeared before the juvenile justice court, while the prime accused in the case, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide inside Tihar Jail.