There is anger all over the India about the accused who murdered the doctor again in Hyderabad. Death penalty is being demanded. Meanwhile, news has come that out of all the convicts lodged in Tihar Jail, the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma has been received by the Ministry of Home Affairs. This mercy petition was recently rejected by the Delhi Government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student, had filed the mercy petition before the President. Nirbhaya was gang-raped on December 16, 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. The brutality of the rape had rocked the nation leading to massive protests.
The Delhi government’s rejection of the mercy plea comes at a time when there is nationwide outrage over the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad.