SC bench dismisses curative petitions of Nirbhaya convicts


New Delhi: The Supreme Court bench on Tuesday has dismissed curative petitions of Nirbhaya convicts, Mukesh Kumar and Vinay Sharma.

The curative petitions of two of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case were heard by a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on January 14 that dismissed both the pleas.

In its wisdom, the bench found no merit in the pleas and established that the convicts have failed to point out any glaring error in the apex court’s earlier judgement.

The other two remaining convicts, Akshay and Pawan, are yet to file their curative petitions.

A curative petition is the last constitutional resort available for redressal in the court after a review plea for the convict has been exhausted.

The 23-year-old paramedic student, Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the night of December 16, 2012, in a bus in south Delhi by six people. She died on December 29 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

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