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Nirbhaya’s convicts to be hanged on Jan 22; Netizens say ‘Justice prevailed’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 January 2020, 10:24 IST

After seven years-long wait, Delhi court on Tuesday has issued a death warrant against the four remaining convicts in the Nirbhaya Gangrape and murder case. The four accused will be hanged till death on January 22, 2020.

This is the big decision that has been taken by a sessions judge at the Patiala House court.


The court has heard a plea filed today by the parents of Nirbhaya. During the hearing, Mediapersons were asked to leave the courtroom shortly before the court announced its final verdict.


As per the reports, Akshay Thakur’s counsel has claimed that the police and media ‘leaked news’ and the counsel for Mukesh Thakur said that he was convicted in a ‘media trial’.

Also, convicts Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh are yet to file the petition and the mercy plea in the court. While Vinay Sharma’s mercy plea was rejected by the President of India.

Notably, the fifth accused Ram Singh had committed suicide in Tihar Jail in March 2013.


Once Nirbhaya’s final verdict news came out, social media has been flooded with thousands of reactions and many people were saying ‘justice prevailed’. Also, #Nirbhaya becomes the top trend in India after the verdict.

Check out Netizens reacted:


On 16, December 2012, Nirbhaya was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus. The 23-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on December 29 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. The six accused in the case were arrested after the incident.

Also Read: 2012 Delhi gangrape: A timeline of Nirbhaya case

First published: 8 January 2020, 0:00 IST