Nirbhaya case convict’s wife seeks divorce before husband’s hanging

11:47 AM, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020


New Delhi : In yet another development in the Nirbhaya case, wife of Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the convicted person has sought divorce from her husband before his hanging.

Stating that she does not want to lead the life of a widow Punita, Akshay’s wife filed a divorce petition in a local court in Bihar’s Aurangabad. Her petition will come up for hearing on March 19. She will be represented by advocate Mukesh Kumar Singh.

All the four convicts of Nirbhaya — Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) are currently lodged in Tihar jail and are set to be hanged on March 20. They have been using tactics to delay the hanging, which has already been postponed twice. They have even approached the international court and India’s Human Rights Commission.

However, some legal experts feel that there is no chance of any further delay as all formalities have been completed and the convicts have exhausted all legal remedies.


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