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Nirbhaya case: Four convicts to be hanged on January 22

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 January 2020, 17:30 IST
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The four convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya Gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said on Tuesday.

The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants against them. The four death row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh, and Pawan Gupta.

The court has reserved the order on the plea of Nirbhaya's parents seeking issuance of death warrant against all the four convicts.

On Monday, the court had dismissed an application filed by the father of one of the convicts, who had questioned the credibility of the sole witness by claiming that he was "tutored" and sought the registration of FIR against him.

On December 20 2019, the court had reserved the order on an application filed by Pawan Kumar Gupta's father till today.

The sole eye-witness was accompanying the 23-year-old girl when she was raped and murdered by six men on a moving bus on December 16, 2012.

Besides Pawan Kumar Gupta, three others - Akshay, Vinay, and Mukesh are facing the gallows in the case.

The main accused, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail during the trial. Another accused was a minor at the time of the commission of the crime and was sent to a reform facility and released after three years.

All the four convicts had earlier knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order of March 2014 which had confirmed the capital punishment awarded to them by the trial court on September 13, 2013.

However, the top court also dismissed their appeals after finding no merit.

(With Agency Inputs)

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First published: 7 January 2020, 17:14 IST