A Delhi Court on Monday dismissed the review petition filed by father of one of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case convicts, Pawan Gupta, challenging the magistrate order.
Gupta’s father had questioned the credibility of the sole witness in his petition claiming that the witness was tutored and couldn’t be relied upon.
The sole eyewitness in the case is a friend of the 23-year-old student,qho was accompanying her in the bus when the gruesome incident took place.
Earlier in the day, Nirbhays’s mother Asha Devi said that she’s confident that the Court will dismiss their appeal and their efforts to delay the hanging will fail.
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde today said that the petition of one of the four death row convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, Mukesh Kumar, should be listed for an urgent hearing in view of their execution on February 1.
Mukesh, approached the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking an urgent hearing against the rejection of his mercy petition by the President of India.
Last week, the Supreme Court rejected the plea filed by Nirbhaya case convict Pawan Kumar Gupta against the Delhi High Court order, claiming that he was a juvenile at the time of the offence.
Advocate AP Singh, counsel of Gupta, claimed that the set of documents presented to him by his client revealed that he was 17 years, 1 month and 20 days old at the time of gang-rape and murder of the paramedic student. That’s why he should be considered as a juvenile in the case for all matters.
He produced the school leaving certificate which showed his date of birth as October 8, 1996.
On December 16, 2012, a paramedical student was gang-raped in a moving bus by six men in Delhi. The student died at a Singapore hospital where she was airlifted for treatment. One of them, the key accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail during the pendency of the case, while the sixth was a minor at the time of the commission of the crime and was let out after serving a three-year remand in a juvenile justice home