The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court dismissed the curative petitions filed by two Nirbhaya rapists. All four men will be hanged on January 22nd as per the schedule.
The death warrant of four convicts is set for 22nd of January at 7 am in Tihar Jail. The convicts were given two weeks to file the curative petition or mercy petition. It is the last legal remedy for them.
A bench of five judges - N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will be hearing the petition. Curative petitions are decided in-chambers by the bench.
The Delhi gangrape took place on December 2012. A 23-year-old paramedic student was brutally assaulted in a moving bus in South Delhi. She was thrown out of the bus. She died on December 29 in a Singapore hospital. The Delhi High Court sentenced the convicts to death and the Supreme Court upheld the verdict in 2017.
Out of the six convicts in the case, a juvenile served a three-year term and was released. Another convict Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail.
Mukesh Singh moved for mercy petition before the president of India. Previously, Mukesh Singh made it to national news after the 2015 documentary 'India's Daughter' featured his interviewed where he blamed Nirbhaya for letting the rape happen by "not staying indoors." He further stated that women should stay indoor and do kitchen work and not go to disco parties.