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Nirbhaya convict approach apex court against the death sentence

Vinay Sharma arrested in the 2012 Delhi rape case has filed a curative petition in the Supreme court

NEW DELHI| On Thursday one amongst the four men in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case sentenced to death has approach the apex court against the death sentence. Vinay Sharma (26) who was arrested in the 2012 Delhi rape case has filed a curative petition in the Supreme court, exercising the last legal option left against death sentence. Delhi court declared that the four rapists will hang at 7 am on January 22.

Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25),  Vinay Sharma (26), and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) are kept in Tihar jail will be executed together. The Tihar jail has started preparation a month ago. According to the media reports, all four men broke down after listening to the sentence.

On December 16, 2012, the 23-year-old woman and her friend after movie heading towards home at south Delhi entered a private bus occupied only by six men. The woman was raped for hours and tortured with an iron rod before being dumped on the road. She died on December 29, as a shocked and grieving nation took to the streets demanding justice.

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While the court said the four men will be hanged on January 22, two more were accused in the case. Ram Singh was found hanging in his cell and the sixth who was just short of 18 when the crime was committed was released after three years in a reform home.

 

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