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Nirbhaya Verdict: Nirbhaya condemns to be executed in prison No 3; Tihar to Approach Meerut’s Executioner News – India


NEW DELHI: The four convicts in the Nirbhaya case will be executed in jail No. 3, a senior tihar prison official said Tuesday, hours after a Delhi court issued death warrants against them and declare that they will be hanged at 7 in the morning January 22nd.

Nirbhaya case verdict: Court issues death sentence for 4 convicts

Four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 a.m. in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said Tuesday. The court said convicts can use their legal remedies within 14 days. AP Singh, a convict’s lawyer, has said they will file a court of appeal with the Supreme Court.

Three of the convicts are housed in jail No. 2, while one is in jail No. 4, the official said.

Sources said prison authorities will approach an executioner in Meerut to carry out the execution.

The order was issued by Judge Satish Kumar Arora, who issued the death warrants against the four convicts: Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31).

The 23-year-old paramedic, known as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night from 16 to 17 December 2012 inside a moving bus in South Delhi by six people before being thrown on the road.

He died on 29 December 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

On 9 July last year, the apex court dismissed the grounds for review put forward by the other three convicts in the case, saying that they have not been grounds for them to review the 2017 verdict.

One of the six defendants in the case, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar prison.

A minor, who was among the defendants, was convicted by a juvenile justice board and was released from a reform home after serving a three-year term.

The high court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment granted by the Delhi High Court and the court of first instance.

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