New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal gave his approval on Monday to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.
The development comes a day after the Delhi government recommended to the LG rejection of the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts in the gang rape and murder case. Sharma is in Tihar Jail since his arrest in the case and had filed a mercy plea, while Mukesh, another convict, had refused, according to officials.
The paramedic student was 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 died on December 29, 2012, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where she was airlifted from Delhi for treatment.
“Today, we have received the LG’s approval to reject the mercy petition (of Vinay Sharma) and today we will send our recommendations to the President,” the chief minister said in the Delhi Assembly.