Come this 16th, it will be seven years to the heinous rape and murder of Nirbhaya in the capital which later led to the introduction of the Nirbhaya Act which will deal with the crimes against the women. There were rumors that the convicts of Nirbhaya Gang Rape will be hanged to death on 16th december, the same day seven years later, after they committed the heinous crime.
However, the hanging may be delayed as one of the four convicts in the case, akshay Singh, has moved a review petition in the supreme court against his death penalty. The latest review petition against the death penalty in the Nirbhaya case once again brings the long-pending punishment in the gruesome rape-murder case under doubt.
The review petition has been filed and accepted by the supreme court registry. Two other convicts in the case, Vinay and pawan kumar Gupta, will not file a curative in the supreme court now. According to the lawyer for the convicts, only after the disposal of Akshay's review petition, the three other convicts will file a curative petition together. That will only mean more delay in their punishment.