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Nirbhaya Case: 7 Years After Crime, 4 Death Warrants Later All Convicts Hanged Till Death- How It Happened

Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma And Akshay Kumar Singh Were Held Guilty For Gangraping A 23-year-old Physiotherapy Intern In Delhi On The Night Of December 16, 2012. She Died Of Her Injuries A Fortnight Later.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 20 Mar 2020, 02:44:16 PM

The trial court had issued warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case (Photo Credit: Composite Image)

New Delhi:

Nirbhaya Case LIVE Updates: Four men convicted of the rape and murder of a Delhi woman were hanged till death on Friday. Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were executed at 5.30 am for the savage assault on the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who came to be known the world over as Nirbhaya, the fearless one. The executions were carried out after the men exhausted every possible legal avenue to escape the gallows.

In last-gasp attempts, one of the convicts knocked on the doors of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court just hours before the hanging. In an unprecedented late-night hearing that began at 2.30 AM and lasted an hour, a Supreme Court bench dismissed his last plea. Finally, the four convicts were hanged at 5.30 am, Director General of Tihar Jail Sandeep Goel said.

This is the first time that four men have been hanged together in Tihar Jail, South Asia's largest prison complex that houses more than 16,000 inmates. (With Agency Inputs)

The bodies of four Nirbhaya case convicts, hanged at Tihar Jail on Friday morning, were taken to DDU Hospital for post-mortem, an official said. According to the official, a panel of doctors will perform post-mortem examination on the bodies at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital later in the day.

The bodies of four Nirbhaya case convicts taken out of Tihar Jail for post-mortem at DDU Hospital: Prison officials

Villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia celebrate after 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts were hanged at Delhi's Tihar Jail.

It's a historic day, Nirbhaya got justice after over 7 years, her soul must have found peace today. Country has given a strong message to rapists that if you commit this crime you will be hanged: Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women to ANI

An example has been set today but it could have been done earlier. Now people know that they will be punished, you may extend the date but you will get punished: Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW) to ANI

A doctor has declared all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case dead after they were hanged at Tihar Jail, an official said. According to the official, their bodies remained suspended in the air for nearly half-an-hour.

Doctor has examined all four convicts and declared them dead: Sandeep Goel, Director General of Tihar jail

People celebrate and distribute sweets outside Tihar jail where four 2012 Delhi gang-rape case convicts were hanged.

People celebrate and distribute sweets outside Tihar jail.

Our daughter is no more and won't return. We started this fight after she left us, this struggle was for her but we will continue this fight in future for our daughters. I hugged my daughter's picture and said 'finally you got justice': Asha Devi

They have been hanged finally, it was a long struggle. Today we got justice, this day is dedicated to the daughters of the country. I thank the judiciary and government: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi

All four convicts were hanged at 5:30 am, confirms Tihar Director General Sandeep Goel

All 4 convicts hanged at Tihar jail

All four convicts are now being read their death warrants.

According to reports from inside Tihar jail, all four convicts have been brought out and their faces have been covered ahead of the hanging.

Security was beefed up outside the Tihar Jail in view of the hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case on Friday. An official said that the deployment of security personnel has been increased outside Tihar Jail Number 3. Hundreds of people gathered outside the jail, with some of them carrying posters thanking the judiciary.

Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31), held guilty for gangraping a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012 so savagely that she died of her injuries a fortnight later, will be executed in Tihar Jail at 5.30 am on Friday.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2020, 05:23:14 AM