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Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail seeks from court fresh death warrants against four convicts

One of the Nirbhaya convicts, Mukesh Singh's mercy petition was dismissed by the President on Friday.

Published: 17th January 2020 03:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2020 03:58 PM   |  A+A-

Tihar Jail

Tihar Jail (File Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Tihar jail authorities Friday sought before a Delhi court issuance of fresh death warrants against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution on January 22.

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Mukesh's mercy petition was dismissed by the President on Friday.

The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons before being thrown out on the road.

She died on December 29, 2012, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

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