Nirbhaya rape case: Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions of two convicts – Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh. The five-judge bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana, started hearing curative petitions filed by two Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder case convicts Vinay and Mukesh, in a chamber hearing.
The curative petitions were decided in-chambers by judges. It was the last and final legal remedy available to convicts.
Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim, said that “This is a big day for me. I had been struggling for the last 7 years. But the biggest day will be 22nd January when they (convicts) will be hanged.”
Badrinath Singh, father of the victim, had earlier said that “I am happy with the decision. The convicts will be hanged at 7 am on January 22; This decision will instill fear in people who commit such crimes.”