Supreme Court confirms death penalty for Nirbhaya convicts

Supreme Court has today confirmed death sentence of one of the four convicts in the 2012 gang-rape, torture and killing of a young medical student, Nirbhaya.

The convict argued in court and says that he deserved mercy as the “pressure to implicate him had been overlooked.” God would be feeling ashamed of creating such a monster.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told SC that one week time is prescribed under law for filing mercy petition before President, but SC refrained from expressing views on the time frame.