Nirbhaya case: the Delhi court sets March 20 as the execution date for 4 convicts | India News
The judge of Additional Sessions, Dharmendra Rana, set March 20 as the new execution date after the Delhi government told him that the convicts had exhausted all their legal remedies.
The lawyer of the four sentenced to death also told the court that there was no legal impediment for the court to proceed to set the execution date.
The execution of the execution orders of the four convicted – Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) – has been postponed three times so far due to delays on the part of them in legal exhaustion remedies. All those convicted in the case will be hanged together.
The first execution date – January 22 – set on January 7 was postponed by the court to February 1. But on January 31, the court postponed the hanging indefinitely. On February 17, the court reissued a new date for the execution of death orders for March 3 at 6 in the morning.
Six people, including the four convicted and one minor, were named as defendants. Ram Singh, the sixth defendant, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail days after the trial began in the case. The child was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.
The case has witnessed a series of twists and turns right after a court in Delhi on September 13, 2013 granted the death sentence to the four convicted, less than a year after the 23-year-old physiotherapy inmate, who He became known as ‘Nirbhaya’ (without fear), was raped in a group and savagely attacked on the night of December 16, 2012 in a moving bus in southern Delhi. He died of his injuries a fortnight later in a hospital in Singapore.