Nirbhaya rapists will be hanged on 22 January
New Delhi: Seven years after the brutal crime, a Delhi court on Tuesday, 7 January 2019 issued death warrants against all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case.
Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi was present in the court room in the Patiala House courts complex when the order was announced on applications moved by Nirbhaya’s parents and the prosecution seeking issuance of death warrants.
The death warrant is against Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31), all on death row.
The Court has ordered the rapists be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail.
Tihar Jail authorities have received the court order and the execution will be as per the order. Three of the accused are in Jail No. 2 and the fourth one is in Jail No. 4 at Tihar. Now they will be put in solitary confinement and shall not be allowed to interact with anyone.
23-year-old paramedic student, who is referred to as Nirbhaya or the fearless one, was brutally gangraped by 6 persons on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons. She was then thrown out of the bus. She died on December 29, 2012 at a Singapore hospital.