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Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail authorities ask Nirbhaya convicts about their last wish | Delhi News


DELHI: With their hanging set to take place on February 1, the Tihar jail authorities on Thursday asked the four death row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang rape case about their last wish.

The development came a day after the Centre moved the Supreme Court for fixing a seven-day deadline for executing death penalty of condemned prisoners.

The plea of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) assumes significance in view of sensational gang rape and murder case of 2012 filing review,

curative and mercy petitions
, which has delayed their hanging.

The top court, on January 20, had rejected the plea of a death row convict in the case challenging the Delhi high court order which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of offence saying he cannot re-agitate the issue by filing fresh application.

A Delhi court has recently issued

fresh death warrants for February 1
against the four convicts — Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31), Mukesh Kumar Singh (32) and Pawan (26) — in the case after their hanging got delayed from January 22 due to pending petitions.

The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012, in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people before she was thrown out on the road.

(With inputs from agencies)

(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

Times of India