India Law and order

Nirbhaya case: Rapists hanged to death

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New Delhi: The four convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on 16 December 2012 were hanged in the early hours on Friday.

Mukesh Singh (32), Akshay Kumar Singh (31), Pawan Gupta (25), and Vinay Sharma (26) were hanged till death at 5.30 am for for gang-raping in a moving bus and murdering the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who has been given the name Nirbhaya, meaning the fearless one.

The bodies of the convicts were kept hanging for half an hour as per the prison manual.

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