the stakes gone;  Supreme Court hearing on plea of convicted Pawan today

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Hearing in the Supreme Court today on the petition of Nirbhaya case convict Pawan, claimed to be a minor at the time of the incident

new Delhi. A three-member special bench of the Supreme Court will hear Monday on the petition of the accused Pawan Gupta in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. The convict claimed to be a minor at the time of the crime. Earlier he had made the same claim in the Delhi High Court, but his plea was rejected here on 19 December. Now Pawan has said that the authorities should be instructed to conduct a bone test to check if he is a minor. On January 17, the Patiala House Court issued a death warrant to hang four convicts, including Pawan, on 1 February at 6 am.

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