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Four Convicts In Nirbhaya Rape And Murder Case To Be Hanged On January 22

The Court issued death warrants against four death row convicts in 2012 gang-rape and murder case.

Four Convicts In Nirbhaya Rape And Murder Case To Be Hanged On January 22
Four Convicts In Nirbhaya Rape And Murder Case To Be Hanged On January 22
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2020-01-07T17:22:26+05:30

The four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 AM in Tihar Jail, a Delhi Court said on Tuesday.

The court issued death warrants against four death row convicts in 2012 gang-rape and murder case.

The court also said that the four convicts can use their legal remedies within 14 days.

Also Read | Nirbhaya Case: How Convicts And Courts Contributed To Delay Justice

The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants against them.

"The order (on death warrant) will restore the faith of women in law," said Nirbhaya's mother, Asha Devi.

The four death row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta.

Also Read: 'Delhi's Air Killing Us Anyway, Why Give Death Penalty?': Nirbhaya Convict

Earlier in the day, the prosecution had said there was no application pending before any court or the President right now by any of the convicts and the review petition of all the convicts was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

While urging the court to issue the death warrants, the prosecution said, "In between issuance and execution of death warrants of the convicts want to file curative petitions they can do so."

The counsel for two of the convicts — Mukesh and Vinay — said they were in process of filing the curative petition in the apex court.

A 23-year-old paramedical intern was beaten, raped and brutalised by five men and a juvenile on a bus on December 16, 2012 in the national capital. She died of internal wounds after being thrown out of the bus. The case inspired nationwide public protests and a demand for special measures on women’s safety.

Also Read: Tweets Or Placards Not Enough To Stop Rapes; Patriarchal Mindset Must Change

The death of Nirbhaya—or fearless, as she reportedly fought back against her attackers—forced the government to set up two inquiry commissions to look at the treatment of women in India, amend rape laws and fast-track trial of such cases.

(With agency inputs)

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