Delhi gangrape: Convicts appeal in High Court challenging death

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Delhi: Convicts appeal in High Court
New Delhi, Oct 8: The Delhi High Court is scheduled to decide on death penalty for the convicts in the December 16 gangrape case.

Two of the four convicts facing death penalty filed their appeals before the court, challenging the trial court's conviction and sentence against them.

Filing a joint appeal through counsel AP Singh, convicts Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur sought the trial court's conviction and sentencing orders on September 10 and 13, respectively, to be set aside.

The trial court had last month awarded the death penalty to the above duo along with Mukesh and Pawan Gupta for raping the 23-year-old victim on a moving bus in south Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012.

"The trial court's conviction and sentence orders are bad in law. The trial judge did not pay any heed to the facts of the case and applied the law contrary to the facts," the counsel said.

On December 16 last year, the paramedical student was gangraped on a moving bus in south Delhi after the convicts lured her and her male friend, who was also assaulted, on board the vehicle, which was found to be plying illegally. The victim's 28-year-old friend suffered fractures in his limbs.

The girl succumbed to her injuries on December 29 at a Singapore hospital.

With PTI inputs

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