February 25, 2020
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India news PTI | Updated: Feb 5, 2020, 20:51 ISTThe convicts in Nirbhaya gang rape and murder caseNEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four men facing the gallows in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, home ministry officials said on Wednesday. Singh filed the mercy petition before the president a few days ago. The president has rejected Singh’s mercy plea, an official said. Kovind has already rejected the clemency petition of two other accused in the case Mukesh Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma. (The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)more from times of india cities
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