Execution of Nirbhaya case convicts postponed until further orders

Last Modified Friday, 31 January 2020 (18:23 IST)
A Delhi Court on Friday postponed the hanging of four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case until further orders.

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The order was passed by Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana on the petition filed by the convicts seeking a stay on their execution on February 1.
 
Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court had dismissed Nirbhaya gang-rape case convict Pawan Gupta’s petition claiming that he was a juvenile when the offence took place.
 
On December 16, 2012, a medical student Nirbhaya was gang-raped by six men on a moving bus, tortured with an iron rod and thrown off the vehicle. She died on December 29.