Nirbhaya case: Another convict files review petition in Supreme Court
The capital punishment to the four culprits of the heinous 2012 Delhi gangrape case has once again come under a cloud of doubt as one of the convicts has filed for a review petition against his death sentence.
Akshay Thakur filed his review petition on Monday, a few days after the home ministry recommended President Ram Nath Kovind to reject the mercy plea filed by another accused Vinay Kumar.
The SC has already rejected a similar plea filed by Vinay Kumar, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta.
If the SC dismisses Akshay Thakur’s review petition, he will have the option to file a mercy plea with the president.
Six people were convicted of brutally raping a 23-year-old paramedic student now known as Nirbhaya while she was on her way back home on December 16, 2012. Nirbhaya later died of her injuries.
The gangrape sparked a nationwide fury, which led to new legislation to deal with such heinous crimes.
The six involved were arrested and convicted. One was minor and another, Ram Singh, committed suicide in Tihar Jail during trial.