Articles about Akshay Kumar Singh

Akshay Kumar Singh was one of the convicts in the 2012 ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case, in which a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was gang-raped on December 16, 2012, by Singh and his associates namely Mukesh Singh, Ram Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, and a juvenile, in a moving bus in New Delhi. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012. The case sparked huge outrage globally. On December 21, 2012, Singh was arrested from his native Karmalahang village in Aurangabad, Bihar, and brought to Delhi. On March 11, 2013, Ram Singh died by suicide, and the same year in August, the juvenile was sent to three years of imprisonment. On September 10, 2013, Singh and the rest of his associates were charged with murder and a Delhi Court announced a death sentence to them. On March 13, 2014, the Delhi High Court confirmed the death penalty. On May 5, 2017, Supreme Court upheld the Delhi High Court’s decision of the death penalty to Singh and his associates. On December 2, 2019, Singh filed a review petition in the Supreme Court which was rejected by the apex court on December 18. On January 28, 2020, Singh again filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court, which was rejected by the apex court on January 30. On February 5, 2020, Singh’s mercy petition was rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind. On March 20, 2020, Singh and his associates were hanged to death at 5:30 am.

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

20 Jan 2020

India
SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts of the horrendous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case pleaded in Supreme Court that he was a minor when the crime happened in 2012, but his plea was rejected today.

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

19 Jan 2020

India
Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

The Bar Council of Delhi on Saturday issued a notice to the lawyer appearing for a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

18 Jan 2020

India
Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

16 Jan 2020

Politics
Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

The four men who raped Nirbhaya in 2012 in Delhi will not be hanged on January 22, and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an Aam Aadmi Party conspiracy in this.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

15 Jan 2020

India
Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

The four men, who raped and brutally assaulted a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi in 2012, won't be hanged on January 22, Delhi government informed the High Court on Wednesday.

Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

15 Jan 2020

India
Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

Scheduled to be hanged in a week, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case broke prison rules 23 times during their stay at Delhi's Tihar Jail, reports said.

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

14 Jan 2020

India
Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

The Supreme Court dismissed curative petitions filed by two convicts, namely Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

12 Jan 2020

India
Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

07 Jan 2020

India
Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

The four men, who raped Nirbhaya in 2012, will be hanged till death on January 22 at 7 am, Delhi's Patiala Court announced on Tuesday.

Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

18 Dec 2019

India
Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

File mercy plea or face death: Tihar to Nirbhaya convicts

01 Nov 2019

India
File mercy plea or face death: Tihar to Nirbhaya convicts

Seven years after a 23-year-old was subject to inhumane assault in a moving bus in Delhi, the convicts have been told that they can either file a mercy plea before President or wait for their death sentence.