Suprme Court to announce verdict on review pleas by convicts in Nirbhaya rape case

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Monday will announce its judgement on the review petition filed by the 3 convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.

A three-judge bench of theSupreme court including Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and R Bhanumathi, will pronounce the verdict in the case. Earlier the court had reserved its judgement on the petition filed by convicts Pawan Gupta(31), Vinay Sharma (25), and Mukesh (31) on May 4.

The apex court had granted three weeks time to Akshay Thakur who has yet to file a review petition.

On 16 December 2012, a 23-year-old paramedical student was assaulted and raped by six persons in a moving bus in South Delhi and thrown out with her male friend. She subsequently died during the treatment at a Singapore hospital on December 29 the same year.

Ram Singh one of the prime accused had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar jail in 2013 during the trial of the case, while another accused was found out by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) as a minor and sentenced him to three years term at a probation home.

The remaining 4 convicts were awarded death sentence by the Saket’s Fast-track Court on September 13, 2013.

In January 2017 the Delhi High Court reserved its verdict on confirming the death sentence and appeals of the four convicts. The Supreme Court on May 5, last year, upheld the Delhi High Court order of death penalty to the four convicts.

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