NEW DELHI: One of the valuable four convicts going by method of the gallows in the Nirbhaya gang rape and kill case approached the Delhi high court docket on Wednesday claiming that he became as soon as a juvenile on the time of the offence in December, 2012.
The plea filed by convict Pawan Kumar Gupta is listed for hearing on Thursday earlier than Justice Suresh Kumar Kait.
In the hunt for to be declared a juvenile on the time of occurrence of the incident, Pawan alleged that his ossification check became as soon as no longer conducted by the investigating officers and claimed wait on under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Safety of Childhood) Act.
He said in his plea that the provision of allotment 7A of JJ Act lays down that a exclaim of juvenility would possibly perchance presumably perchance be taken earlier than any court docket and it will doubtless be recognised at any stage, even after final disposal of the case.
Pawan, who became as soon as awarded death sentence and lodged inTihar detention middle, sought that the concerned authority be directed to habits his ossification check to check his exclaim of juvenility.
Besides Pawan, the diversified three convicts in the case are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma andAkshay KumarSingh.
A 23-year-archaic paramedic student became as soon as gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 in a transferring bus in south Delhi by six people earlier than she became as soon as thrown out at streetlevel.
She died on December 29, 2012 at a clinical institution inSingapore.
A juvenile concerned with the crime became as soon as convicted by a juvenile justice board and released from a reformation residence after serving a 3-year term.