Delhi Court Dismisses Nirbhaya Rape Convicts’ Appeal Seeking Stay On Execution, To Be Hanged Tomorrow

Delhi Court Dismisses Nirbhaya Rape Convicts’ Appeal Seeking Stay On Execution, To Be Hanged TomorrowRepresentative image of noose (Picture: Gulf News)

A Delhi court on Thursday (19 March) turned down another manoeuvre adopted by the convicts in Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case and dismissed an application seeking a stay on their execution on the grounds of pending legal remedies.

The four convicts - Vinay, Mukesh, Akshay, and Pawan - will now be hanged by the noose on Friday (20 March) at 5.30 am for the brutal murder and rape of Nirbhaya, on 16 December 2012.

The death-row convicts, represented by advocate A P Singh, had knocked on the doors of the trial court two days before the execution seeking a stay on their hanging.

Earlier in the day, a curative petition filed by one of the convicts Pawan Gupta was rejected by the Supreme Court. President Ram Nath Kovind too has refused to entertain the second mercy petition filed by Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh.

A Delhi court also ruled that no legal remedies for the convicts remain pending before any court. The convicts have also exhausted all the constitutional options available before them.

The story has been published via IANS feeds