The four men convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were executed this morning.
The Supreme Court, after a midnight hearing, rejected a last-minute plea filed by one of the convicts seeking a review of the death penalty.
The four men — Akshay Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh — were hanged at 5:30 am at Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The four were convicted for gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old medical student, who came to be called Nirbhaya, in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012.
After seven years of a torturous legal battle, daughter of the country – Nirbhaya – on the wee hours of Friday finally got the much awaited justice she deserved.
All four convicts, after their counsel’s legal manoeuvre and numerous delay tactics, were hanged to death in Delhi’s Tihar Jail sharp at 5:30 am today.
Pawan Jallad, the hangman from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district, was tasked with the duty to hang the four convicts.