NFTV : New Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition in Nirbhaya gang rape case today on January 17,2020

Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, had filed the mercy petition a few days ago.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case convict Mukesh Singh to President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday night after it was received from Delhi LG Anil Baijal’s office for review, the MHA said on Friday.

The four convicts namely Mukesh Singh (32), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25) were to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar Jail. A Delhi court had issued their death warrants on 7th of January 2020 .