Nirbhaya: Delhi says no hanging on Jan 22

    New Delhi (NVI): In an interesting turn of events in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder, the Delhi High Court today refused to set aside the trial court’s order issuing death warrants to the convicts.

    The Delhi government had informed the High Court that the four death row convicts cannot be hanged on January 22 as one of the convicts has filed a mercy plea, which is pending before President Ram Nath Kovind for consideration.

    The court also has asked Mukesh’s counsel to approach trial court and apprise it about the pending mercy plea.

    Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old girl, was brutally raped and murdered on the night of December 16, 2012, in a south Delhi area.