Court rejects plea for stay, Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on Friday

(Clockwise from top left) Akshay Kumar Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday turned down another manoeuvre adopted by the convicts in Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case and dismissed an application seeking a stay on their execution on the grounds of pending legal remedies.
The four convicts -- Vinay, Mukesh, Akshay, and Pawan -- will now be hanged by the noose on Friday, March 20 at 5:30 a.m. for brutally raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, later dubbed as 'Nirbhaya', on December 16, 2012.
The death-row convicts, represented by advocate A.P. Singh, had knocked on the doors of the trial court two days before the execution seeking a stay on their hanging.

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