The wife of Akshay Kumar Singh, among the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, has actually declared a divorce petition in a regional court in Bihar’s Aurangabad, a relocation viewed as another tactic to postpone their execution on March20 In the petition, Punita stated she does not wish to live the life of a widow as her other half is set to be hanged. The court has posted the matter for March 19, reported news firm IANS.
” My other half is innocent. I wish to be lawfully separated prior to he is hanged,” Punita stated.
Punita’s legal representative Mukesh Kumar Singh, speaking with media in Aurangabad stated, “My client (Akshay Kumar Singh’s wife Punita Singh) has a right to seek divorce from her husband. That is why I have filed a plea in the family court. She has the right to seek divorce under Section 13(2)(II) of Hindu Marriage Act which says a woman can seek divorce if the husband has, since the solemnisation of the marriage, been guilty of rape, sodomy or bestiality.”
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“Yes, the woman can file for divorce if her husband has been convicted in a case of rape,” IANS priced estimate a senior legal representative at Tis Hazari court in Delhi as stating.
On March 5, a high court released fresh warrants with March 20, 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of convicts Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31).
On Tuesday, a Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of Mukesh Singh, among the 4 death row convicts, looking for quashing of his deathpenalty Extra Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana dismissed Singh’s plea declaring he was not in Delhi on the day of the event.
The plea declared that Singh was detained from Rajasthan and gave Delhi on December 17, 2012, and was not present in the city on December 16, when the criminal activity happened.
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The public district attorney informed the court that Singh’s plea is pointless and a technique to postpone the arranged hanging. The plea likewise declared that Singh was tortured inside the Tihar prison.
A 23- year-old physiotherapy intern, who became called ‘Nirbhaya’ (brave), was gang raped and savagely attacked in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16,2012 She passed away after a fortnight.