New Delhi ,Mar 19: The culprits of Nirbhaya case will be hanged to death tomorrow at 5 .30 am.
On the morning of the hanging, the jail officials, the jail staff and the SDM of the area will reach the jail number three ahead of time.
The executioner will hang the four after getting the SDM’s signal.
On Wednesday, Pawan executioner hanged the effigies of the four convicts together. During the trial, the entire team of officers and doctors including the DG of the jail were present.
Hangman Pawan Jallad reached Tihar jail on Tuesday , three days ahead of the scheduled hanging of convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.
This is the fourth death warrant against the convicts. The earlier three warrants were deferred pending the exhaustion of legal remedies by the convicts.
The Patiala House Court today dismissed the plea of the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case to stay the execution of their death warrants.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana of the Patiala House Court today dismissed the plea of the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case to stay the execution of their death warrants.
All the 4 rapists are scheduled to hang on March 20 at 5.30 am as their legal remedies have been exhausted.
Earlier in the day, a six-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Nariman, R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna rejected the second curative plea filed by convict Pawan pertaining to juvenility. Meanwhile, the apex court also refused to entertain the petition of another rapist Akshay who contended that he was not in Delhi at the time when the crime was committed.
Prosecutor Irfan Ahmad informed the court that Pawan and Akshay had moved a second mercy petition, but the President refused to entertain the same as their first mercy pleas were already complete and were given due consideration. After arriving, AP Singh- the counsel for the accused claimed that he had filed Akshay’s post-mercy judicial review before the SC. Furthermore, he cited the pendency of the divorce petition filed by Akshay’s wife in Aurangabad Family Court and Vinay’s plea against the Election Commission before Delhi HC.
The judge questioned him about the legal provision which allowed a stay on the death warrant at this juncture. The prosecutor interjected that AP Singh had made wrong submissions. He stressed that not a single legal remedy was available to the convict. Thereafter, the judge reserved his verdict.
A 23-year-old paramedic student Nirbhaya was gang-raped inside a running bus by six persons on December 16, 2012, in Delhi.
The victim was severely assaulted and thrown out on the road along with her male friend and succumbed to injuries a few days later. Out of the six convicts, one reportedly committed suicide in prison, while another, a juvenile, served maximum punishment of three years in a reform home and was set free in 2015.
The remaining four rapists were convicted and handed the death penalty by a trial court in 2013, confirmed by the Delhi High Court in March 2014. The Supreme Court upheld the Delhi High Court’s verdict in 2017.