Nirbhaya Convict

This comes as a fresh death warrant has been issued for the four convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh, which orders their hanging at 6 am on March 3 at Delhi's Tihar Jail.

New Delhi: Akshay Thakur, one of the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, on Saturday moved...

A Delhi court dismissed plea of Vinay Sharma, one of death-row convicts seeking high-level medical treatment for the convict claiming head injury, arm fracture, insanity, mental illness & Schizophrenia.

Supreme Court said in its order that the medical reports stated that Vinay is psychologically fit and his medical condition is stable. The apex court dismissed his petition, finding it devoid of merit.

After the mercy petition was rejected, a Delhi court has issued a fresh death warrant against the four death-row convicts in the December 2012 gang-rape and murder case, for their execution at 6 am on February 1.

Four of the accused were convicted and sentenced to death while a fifth accused - Ram Singh - allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail during the trial. The sixth accused, a few months short of 18 at the time of the incident, was released after three years in a reform facility.