Nirbhaya Convicts Won’t be Hanged Tomorrow

Nirbhaya Convicts Won’t be Hanged Tomorrow

The four convicts of the 2012 gang rape and murder won't be hanged on March 3 as scheduled, a judge in Delhi said today.

Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a curative petition of one of the convicts Pawan Gupta, a day before their scheduled date of hanging on tomorrow.

Pawan Gupta was the only convict in the case who hadnot exhausted his legal options of a curative petition. In his plea filed lastweek, he had urged the court that his death sentence be changed to lifeimprisonment.

A five-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana saidthat no case is made out for re-examining the conviction and the punishment ofthe convict.

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