Nirbhaya Case: Convicts to be hanged on Feb 1 at 6 AM, says Delhi Court

New Delhi: Hours after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected a mercy petition filed by convict Mukesh Singh, a Delhi court issued a fresh death warrants against four Nirbhaya case convicts who will now be executed at 6 AM  on February 1.

Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta were to be hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail on January 22, the trial court judge had declared last week, signing a death warrant seven years after a young medical student was gang-raped on a moving bus, tortured and killed.

Twenty-three-year-old paramedical student Nirbhaya was gangraped inside a moving bus and her friend was beaten up in Delhi on December 16, 2012.

Eleven days after the assault, the victim was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but succumbed to her injuries two days later.


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