Will keep fighting for justice for my daughter, hang convicts before Dec 16: Nirbhaya’s mother

Will keep fighting for justice for my daughter, hang convicts before Dec 16: Nirbhaya’s mother

Nirbhaya’s mother outside the Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

New Delhi, December

The mother of the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder victim on Friday said she wants those convicted in the case to be hanged before December 16, the day her daughter ‘Nirbhaya’ was brutally assaulted and left to die on the road seven years ago.

The mother, who has moved the Supreme Court against the review plea by one of the men sentenced to death in the case, said she will keep fighting for their execution till she is alive. The case will be heard on December 17.

“I will keep fighting for justice for my daughter and for the death penalty of those who snatched her from me. I want them to be hanged before December 16,” she told reporters.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court will hear on Wednesday a plea seeking issuance of death warrants against four people convicted in the Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case.

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora on Friday deferred the matter till December 18, noting that the review petition of one of the convicts was pending before the Supreme Court for Tuesday.

“At least, I have to wait till the time appeal for review is pending,” the judge said.

“My view is that once the review is pending before before the SC, let’s wait for the outcome,” the judge said. “Since his (Akshay Kumar) review petition is pending before SC for December 17, I would adjourn it for December 18.”       

Urging the court to issue death warrants, the prosecution said: “The court can issue death warrant. Nothing prevents court from issuing death warrants.”     

The apex court had on July 9 last year dismissed the review pleas filed by the three other convicts—Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma—in the case saying, no grounds had been made out by them for review of the 2017 verdict. — PTI


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