Nirbhaya's mother urges the president to reject the guilty plea

NEW DELHI: The mother of, the 23-year-old paramedic student who died days after being caught in Delhi in December 2012, urged the president on Friday to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the four men convicted in the case .

The letter written to Kovind said that the petition filed by one of the convicted - deliberately tries to avoid the execution of the death sentence and hinder the dissemination of justice.

Almost seven years have passed since then. The trauma, pain and agony suffered by the applicant (mother) are unbearable and the wait for justice is getting longer and longer, said the letter sent through her lawyer.

A Delhi court had recently ordered the authorities of the Tihar Jail to present the four convicts on December 13 so they can inform the court about the status of their petitions.

The court was hearing a plea from the victim's parents who had requested an address from the jail authorities to expedite the execution of the convicted.

The statement says that the victim's parents approached the court since the convicts have exhausted all legal remedies.

In December last year, Nirbhaya's parents approached the court to expedite the procedure to hang the four convicted in the case.

On December 12, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking instructions for the Center to execute the death penalty granted to four convicts, Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay and Akshay, in the case of rape and group murder of Nirbhaya .

The victim had succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where she had been flown to receive medical treatment.