The gruesome rape and murder case which shook the nation seven years back again came into limelight with a roll of petitions from across the nations and the Delhi government sending the recommendation to reject the mercy petition filed by the convicts. While the national media is rife with the speculations that the Ministry of Home Affairs has started necessary arrangements in Buxar central jail for the execution on December 16, Akshay Singh, one of the four convicts has moved a review petition in the Supreme Court against his death penalty. Supreme Court on Tuesday, accepted and restored the review petition, which in-turn refers that the long-pending punishment in the gruesome rape-murder case is back to the start.
In his 14-page review petition, Akshay Singh claimed some strange reasons which read, “Do man really need a death penalty while death still haunts him with age decreasing day by day.” He rather stated in a philosophical way quoting vedas, Puranas, upanishads. Akshay also stated that with the deteriorating climatic conditions in India due to pollution a man can leave up to 50-60 years only and questioned the necessity to the imposed death penalty in such case. With Akshay Singh filing his appeal, speculations are rife that the death penalty would be postponed. The lawyers for the convicts also confronted that only after the disposal of Akshay’s review petition, the three other convicts will file a curative petition together.