Nirbhaya rape convicts plea
Nibhaya rape convicts. (Image courtesy: ANI)

The review plea filed by Pawan Gupta asking for mercy on grounds of being a juvenile at the time of Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case in 2012 has been dismissed by the Supreme Court today.

Pawan is one of the convicts who are to be hanged tomorrow for their involvement in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder.

The death row convicts had on Thursday moved a trial court with a plea to adjourn the February 1 execution “sine die” saying they are yet to avail their remaining legal remedies. The Supreme Court dismissed the third curative petition on Thursday.

Of the four convicts, Mukesh Kumar Singh has exhausted all his legal remedies, including the clemency plea which was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17 and the appeal against the rejection was thrown out by Supreme Court on Wednesday.

As far as hanging is concerned, Dummy execution of the convicts was conducted in the jail today, Tihar Jail, officials said.

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