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Supreme Court extends stay on execution of death penalty in Delhi gangrape case

April 7, 2014 - New Delhi

  • Supreme Court on Monday extended the stay of execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in December 16 gang-rape and murder case. The stay has been extended till April 14 as the court asked for copy of certain documents.
  • The execution of death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, who are two of the four convicts in the gang rape case, was first stayed till March 31 and then till April 7.
  • Counsel for the two convicts Advocate ML Sharma will submit post-mortem report of the victim who was treated at the Singapore hospital.
  • Mukesh (27), Pawan (20), Akshay Thakur (29) and Vinay Sharma (21) were awarded death penalty after they were found guilty of gang raping a 23-year-old paramedic on the night of 16 December 2012. The victim was brtually assaulted and thrown out of a moving bus in South Delhi. She succumbed to the injuries in a Singapore hospital on 29 December 2012.
  • Prime accused in the case Ram Singh was found dead in Tihar Jail last year and the sixth accused was treated as a juvenile.

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