One of the four convicts moved the Supreme Court today seeking review of its 2017 judgement handing down the death penalty to all of them in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The apex court, on July 9, 2018, had dismissed the review pleas filed by three other convicts Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma in the case.

Akshay Kumar Singh who had not filed the review plea earlier with other three convicts has now moved the apex court. The 23-year-old paramedic student was brutally gang-raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. 

She succumbed to injuries on December 29, 2012, in Singapore.
The apex court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.

One of the accused in the case, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail.

A juvenile, who was among the accused, was convicted by a juvenile justice board. He was released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term.
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