Pawan Gupta Bio – Wiki
Pawan Gupta filed an appeal after all four of Jyoti Singh’s attackers were sentenced to hang for the horrific attack on the 23-year-old student on a bus in 2012. One of the four rapists who attacked a student on a bus in 2012 has lost his appeal to avoid the death penalty.
Pawan Kumar Gupta had a petition to stop the execution based on him being a minor at the time of the offense dismissed by the Supreme Court.
He is 25 years old.
Jyoti Singh Rape And Murder Case
The paramedic student was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people who later threw her out on the road.
She died on 29 December 2012 at a hospital in Singapore.
Pawan Gupta Loses Appeal
Delhi rape: Four men who gang-raped student on the bus to be hanged Nirbhaya Case: 4 Convicts To Hang On January 22, Says Delhi Court Akshay Thakur Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, and Vinay Sharma were found guilty in 2012 gang-rape, torture and killing of a young medical student in Delhi.
Part of Pawan Kumar Gupta’s legal argument against his death sentence was the fact he was a juvenile when he took part in the sick attack.
The Supreme Court today ruled that the accused was entitled to raise the point about their age at any point under the Juvenile Justice Act – but said that aspect of the case could not be re-opened at this stage.
It had been raised during the trial and the bench ruled it could not be raised again and again.
Originally six men who were on the bus including the driver were arrested.
One suspect died in hospital in a suspected suicide, although his family has claimed he was murdered.
A juvenile was convicted of rape and murder and given three years’ imprisonment.
Asha Devi, the mother of the 23-year-old victim, said on Monday that the petition by the convict is a “tactic to delay the execution”. “His petition was canceled in 2013 by the Supreme Court. A review petition was also dismissed by the court. He’s doing it just to waste time,” she said.
On Friday, a Delhi court had issued fresh death warrants for February 1 against the four convicts – Pawan (25), Vinay Sharma (26), Mukesh Kumar (32) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) – in the case.
President Ram Nath Kovind had rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh. The other three condemned convicts have not yet availed of the constitutional remedy of filing the mercy petitions.
The apex court had on January 14 dismissed the curative petitions of Vinay and Mukesh against their conviction and capital punishment.