Delhi Gang Rape Case : SC Dimisses Plea For Death Penalty Review

SC Verdict

The Supreme Court -SC on Monday maintained death penalty of three of the four convicts on Dec 16, 2012, Delhi gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old lady saying there was no blunder in the judgment and thus dismissing their plea for death penalty review.

The three had recorded a survey request of after the best court maintained the capital punishments on May 5, 2017.

A seat containing Chief Justice Dipak Misra and judges R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan conveyed its judgment on the supplications of Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23).

The four death row convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (31), did not record a survey appeal to against the summit court’s request on May 5, 2017.

“Review applications can’t be engaged.. convict can’t be permitted to re-upset the grounds of the request. There must be a clear blunder on record to demonstrate it brought about the premature delivery of equity,” the seat said in its judgment.

“The death row convicts neglected to bring up ‘mistake’ in the judgment,” the court said. “Convicts were heard intricately amid advances and no grounds have been made out for the survey of its decision.”


The best court in its 2017 decision had maintained the death penalty granted to them by the preliminary court and affirmed by the Delhi high court on account of gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic understudy on December 16, 2012, that had left the nation stunned and shocked.

She was posse assaulted on the interceding night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running transport in South Delhi by six individuals and extremely struck before being tossed out and about. She surrendered to her wounds on December 29, 2012, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the blamed for the situation, Ram Singh, had professedly dedicated suicide in the capital’s Tihar imprison.

An adolescent, who was among the denounced, was sentenced by an adolescent equity board. He was discharged from a transformation home in the wake of serving a three-year term.



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