December 16 gangrape case: SC defers review petition to next month

The apex court was scheduled to hear on Monday the petition filed by one of the convicts in the case. The review petition was moved through Advocate M L Sharma by Mukesh Singh, who is one of the four convicts sentenced to death in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2017 4:37 pm
December 16 gangrape, December 16 gangrape case, December 16 case, nirbhaya rape case On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old paramedical student was gangraped by six people onboard a bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29 later that year.

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the review plea by one of the convicts of the December 16 gangrape case to December 12, as reported by news agency ANI. The apex court was scheduled to hear on Monday the petition filed by one of the convicts in the case. The review petition was moved through Advocate M L Sharma by Mukesh Singh, who is one of the four convicts sentenced to death in the case.

Earlier in May, an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan had upheld the Delhi High Court’s order of death sentence to the four convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh. The death sentence was awarded to them by a trial court and later confirmed by the High Court.

On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old paramedical student was gangraped by six people onboard a bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29 later that year.

Out of the six accused, one of them Ram Singh committed suicide in prison while the other was a juvenile and hence tried by a juvenile court and sent to a reformatory for three years in 2016.

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