Hanging Of Nirbhaya Rape Convicts Deferred Yet Again, Delhi Court Stays Execution Scheduled On 3 March

Hanging Of Nirbhaya Rape Convicts Deferred Yet Again, Delhi Court Stays Execution Scheduled On 3 MarchMother of Nirbhaya breaks down during a protest against the release of juvenile convict at Jantar Mantar in 2015 (Representative Image) (Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A local Delhi court on Monday (2 March) stayed the hanging of all four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case and deferred the matter until further orders, ANI has reported.

The convicts were scheduled to be hanged tomorrow (3 March).

A similar stay on the execution was deferred last month by the Delhi court hours before the convicts were scheduled to be hanged.

It was earlier reported that the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition filed by Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta seeing commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

Pawan was the last death row convict in the case to move the top court with his curative plea, the final legal remedy available to a person. With his curative petition dismissed, he can now file a mercy plea before President Ram Nath Kovind. The mercy petition of other three convicts have already been rejected.