Days after the death warrant, the convict of the Nirbhaya case files a curative statement before SC

NEW DELHI: One of those convicted in it, filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court on Thursday, days after a Delhi court set the date to hang the four convicted.

A Delhi court had issued a death sentence against four convicts on January 7 and is scheduled to be executed on January 22 at 7 am at the facility.

In addition to Vinay, other convicts Pawan, Akshay and Mukesh Singh face the gallows. The court after issuing a black arrest warrant on their behalf gave them two weeks of time to present both the curative and the merciful petition.

A curative petition is the last judicial remedy available for the repair of complaints. The judges decide on camera.

The petition for mercy, on the other hand, is presented to the President, who has the power to commute it to life imprisonment.

The case concerns the rape in group of a woman by six people in a moving bus in the national capital on the night of December 16, 2012.

The victim, who later received the name of Nirbhaya, died in a hospital in Singapore where she had been flown to receive medical treatment.