In what can be stated as another delay tactic, Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court. In the petition filed on Friday, the fourth convict sought the commutation of the death sentence into life imprisonment sentence. This move came close on the heels of the date for the hanging of the four convicts scheduled on March 3rd after a series of postponements.
While Pawan is the only convict whose legal remedies are not exhausted, the netizens took to social media to lash out on the convicts over the deliberate delay tactics. It is known fact that the mercy petitions of the other three convicts Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay have already been dismissed by the President. On this note, speculations are rife that the execution would be postponed yet another time.