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New Delhi - Pawan Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of the dismissal of his plea which claimed he was a minor at the time of the crime and should be treated accordingly.

An apex court bench headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna had rejected Gupta’s plea on 20 January.

A Delhi court on 17 December issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Akshay Kumar Singh, and Pawan Gupta -- in the case.

The execution of death sentence for the four convicts in the case had been fixed for 1 February at 6am.

The apex court has dismissed curative petitions filed by Akshay Kumar Singh and a plea by Mukesh Kumar Singh against the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Vinay Sharma, the third convict, also had his curative petition rejected by the Supreme Court. His mercy plea is pending before the President.

On 16 December 2012, a 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted and raped by six people in a moving bus in south Delhi, an incident which prompted nationwide protests. She died from her injuries on 29 December at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the six was let off after three years in custody because he was a minor. The sixth, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide at Tihar jail a few months before the trial court delivered its verdict.

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