Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi. (Photo Credit: PTI file)
Asha Devi, the mother of Nirbhaya, said she was “not very happy” after a Delhi court on Monday issued fresh death warrants for March 3 at 6 am against four death row convicts in the gang-rape and murder case. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts -- Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).
Asha Devi, Mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: I am not very happy as this is the third time that death warrant has been issued. We have struggled so much, so I am satisfied that death warrant has been issued finally. I hope they (convicts) will be executed on 3rd March. https://t.co/lUI3flqwzU pic.twitter.com/gkuYNnGocX— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2020
“I am not very happy as this is the third time that the death warrants have been issued. We have struggled so much, so I am satisfied that death warrants have been issued finally. I hope they (convicts) will be executed on March 3,” said Asha Devi.
The court was hearing the applications by Nirbhaya's parents and the Delhi government, seeking fresh death warrants for the convicts after the Supreme Court granted liberty to the authorities to approach the trial court for issuance of fresh date for the execution of these convicts.
The date of execution, first fixed for January 22, was postponed for 6 am on February 1 by a January 17 court order. The trial court later, on January 31, stayed, "till further orders" the execution of the four convicts in the case, who are lodged in Tihar Jail.