Nirbhaya convict moves fresh mercy petition

New Delhi: One of the convicts in Nirbhaya rape case has filed another mercy petition before the President of India claiming that the previous grant for mercy did not have complete facts.

Akshay filed the plea on February 25. “Now it has reached the President Secretariat,” advocate A.P. Singh told media persons on Saturday.

“This convict is not the only person being punished, his entire family has suffered greatly as a result of the criminal proceedings,” the plea stated.

Akshay, along with three others, is scheduled to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.

President Ram Nath Kovind had dismissed his petition on February 5. Pawan Kumar is the only convict who is yet to file the mercy petition before the President.

On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was gang raped and brutally murdered in a moving bus in south Delhi. She died after a fortnight.

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