Nirbhaya gangrape case: SC dismisses plea of death row convicts

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New Delhi: The apex court has dismissed plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts.

The court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012.

Reacting to the prayer, the court asked “What kind of prayer you are making?” and said you are making the court a joke. This was the reaction of the bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.

A  23-year-old paramedic student was raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 in Delhi. It happened inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons.

She was severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the accused Ram Singh had hanged himself in the jail and another, the juvenile, was convicted of rape and murder. He was given the maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment in a reform facility.

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