Nirbhaya rape convict Mukesh files mercy petition
After rejection of curative plea, Nirbhaya rape convict Mukesh submits mercy petition to Tihar
Mukesh, one of the rape convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, has submitted a mercy petition to the Tihar jail authorities. The convict's move towards the last resort comes as the Supreme Court refused to stay his execution on Tuesday while dismissing a curative petition against his conviction and capital punishment.
Mukesh's mercy petition would now be sent to the Delhi government, then the Ministry of Home Affairs and finally the President for review.