New Delhi, Nov. 1 -- The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape have seven days to file a mercy petition before the president against their death sentence.

On July 9 last year, the Supreme Court had dismissed pleas of three convicts - Mukesh (31), Pawan Gupta (24), and Vinay Sharma (25) - seeking a review of its 2017 verdict which upheld the capital punishment announced by the Delhi High Court and the trial court in the case. Three of the convicts are housed in Tihar, while one is lodged in Mandoli.

Convict Akshay Kumar Singh (33) did not file a review plea.

Tihar Jail authorities have issued a notice to the four convicts informing them that as per provisions under law, they have exhausted all legal remedies except the mercy petition....