Today (July 09), a bench made up of the chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, and justices Ashok Bhushan and R Banumathi dismissed the review petitions filed by three of the accused following the court's May 05, 2017, decision that first confirmed the death penalty.
December 19, 2012: The gang rape and near-fatal beating of the 23-year-old student triggers outrage and anger across the country as people demand stringent and swift punishment against those attacking women, including a proposal to make rapists eligible for the death penalty.Meanwhile, the Delhi police detain fifth person, Akshay Thakur, in Bihar in connection with the rape and assault.
Mukesh, Pawan and Vinay had appealed for a review of the death sentence.
Manohar Lal Sharma, the lawyer appearing for one of the convicts, Mukesh, said that his client is innocent in the case, and was falsely implicated.
On March 11, 2013, Ram Singh was found hanging in his cell at Tihar Jail.
Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws that were enacted in 2013 following the fatal gang rape.
The accused had then put up a clever masquerade with three of them posing as passengers in the bus when the victim and her friend, who were trying to get to Dwarka, were lured into the bus by the juvenile at the Munirka bus stop. She died two weeks later of injuries in a hospital in Singapore, where she had been taken for treatment.
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It was blamed for the October truck bombing that killed more than 500 people in the deadliest attack in the country's history. Colonel Ahmed Mohamed said the death toll could rise as security forces battle several gunmen holed up inside.
Mentioning that there are no grounds to reconsider the 2017-SC verdict, the Court also stated that reviews can be sought only when there are apparent errors resulting in miscarriage of justice and that the convicts cannot use the review petition to re-argue the case.
November 1: The Delhi High Court starts hearing the case on a daily basis.
On March 13, 2014, the Delhi HC upheld the verdict.
June 2: Two death row convicts move the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court verdict.
"The review petition of all the three convicts has been rejected", A. P. Singh, a lawyer for the defendants, told reporters. He was awarded 3 years of sentence in a special home.
The top court had upheld the death sentences in May 2017, following which the convicts had filed a review petition.