Nirbhaya rape case: SC dismisses curative petitions of two convicts

Nirbhaya rape case, SC dismisses curative petitions of two convicts

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.”

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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.”

-PTC News