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Dec 16 gangrape, murder case: Supreme Court rejects convicts' plea to reduce death penalty to life term Read In Hindi

Three out of four convicts were sent to death row in the case of gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012. One of the accused had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar jail.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 09, 2018 14:27 IST ]
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SC verdict on review pleas in Nirbhaya case likely today 

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the review pleas of three out of the four convicts sent to the death row in the 2012 'Nirbhaya' gang rape and murder case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan delivered its judgement on the pleas of Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23).

In its 2017 verdict, the apex court had upheld capital punishment awarded to the convicts in the case, by the Delhi High Court and the trial court. The fourth death row convict Akshay Kumar Singh (31), has not filed a review petition against the judgement by apex court on May 5, 2017.

“Akshay has not filed a review petition yet. We will be filing it," said Advocate AP Singh, who is representing Akshay Kumar Singh.

One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar jail.

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The juvenile justice board had convicted a juvenile, who was among the accused in the case. He was later released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term.

The Supreme Court in its judgement, had said that the "brutal, barbaric and diabolic nature" of the crime could create a "tsunami of shock" to destroy a civilised society.

She was raped by six persons on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi and was severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road.

She had later succumbed to her injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29, 2012.

The case was followed by protests in the national capital in demand of justice for the victim and security of women.

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