Delhi gang-rape: SC rejects convict’s plea against mercy petition

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petition of Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convict Vinay Kumar Sharma challenging the dismissal of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Vinay’s medical reports stated that he is psychologically fit and his medical condition is stable. The SC dismissed his petition, finding it devoid of merit.

President Kovind had rejected the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma on February 1. The mercy petitions of other convicts Akshay Thakur and Mukesh Singh have also been rejected.


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