Nirbhaya case: convict Vinay Sharma moves SC challenging the rejection of the president's statement of mercy

One of four death row in the case of rape and group murder of Nirbhaya, approached the Supreme On Tuesday, the court challenged the rejection of his petition for mercy by the president.

Sharma, through his counsel A , has also sought of death sentence to life imprisonment.

On February 1, President Ram Nath Kovind had rejected Vinay's petition for clemency.

The trial on January 31 was suspended until further orders for execution of the four convicted in the case: Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31), who are lodged in the jail of Tihar.

live from plus Pawan has not yet filed a curative petition: the last and last legal recourse available to a person who decides in the chamber. Pawan also has the option of submitting a declaration of clemency.

El interno de fisioterapia de 23 años, que llegó a ser conocido como 'Nirbhaya' (sin miedo), fue violado en grupo y agredido salvajemente la noche del 16 de diciembre de 2012, en un autobús en movimiento en el sur de Delhi. Murió de sus heridas una quincena plus tarde en un hospital de Singapur.

Six people, including the four convicted, Ram Singh and a minor, were named as defendants.

The trial of the five adult men began in a special fast track court in March 2013.

Ram Singh, el acusado principal, supuestamente se suicidó ahorcándose en la cárcel de Tihar días después de que comenzara el juicio. El menor, de quien se decía que era el plus brutal de los atacantes, fue puesto en una casa correccional por tres años.

The child was released in 2015 and sent to an undisclosed location amid concerns about a threat to his life. He, when he was released, was 20 years old.

Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay and Pawan were sentenced to death in September 2013 by the trial court.

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