Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi. (Photo Credit: ANI/Twitter)
Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Friday expressed her anguish over the new death warrants issued by a Delhi court against all four convicts in the gang-rape and murder case. “Jo mujrim chahte the vahi ho raha hai...tareek pe tareek, tareek pe tareek. Humara system aisa hai ki jahan convict ki suni jaati hai (what the convicts want, has been happening. Dates after days… Our system is like that where convicts are heard in the court,” visibly disappointed Asha Devi said.
A Delhi court on Friday issued fresh death warrants for February 1, 6 am against the four convicts in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution scheduled for January 22.
Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: Jo mujrim chahte the vahi ho raha hai...tareek pe tareek, tareek pe tareek. Humara system aisa hai ki jahan convict ki suni jaati hai. pic.twitter.com/y3ZdvN52mV— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Tihar jail authorities sought issuance of fresh death warrants against the four convicts. Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed told the court that Mukesh's mercy plea was rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday.
The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons before being thrown out on the road. She died on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.