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Nirbhaya case: President Kovind rejects convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea

Nirbhaya case: President Kovind rejects convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Mar 2020, 09:47 am

New Delhi/IBNS: President Ram Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy plea of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, Pawan Gupta, media reports said.

Though the four convicts were to be hanged on Mar 3, the execution, once again, was deferred.

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative plea filed by one of the convicts Pawan.

The plea had sought the commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment. 

On Dec 16, 2012, a 23-year female physiotherapy intern, dubbed as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped, assaulted and tortured at a private bus in Delhi when she was travelling with her friend.

She was raped by six people including the driver of the bus.

The victim had succumbed to her injuries 13 days after the horrific crime was committed.

The incident had sparked national and international outrage. Both the state and central government were brought under the scanner for not providing adequate protection to women in the national capital.