Nirbhaya case Updates: Court issues death warrant against 4 rapists; to be hanged on January 22
A Delhi court on Tuesday issued death warrants against four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora pronounced the order today after hearing of a plea seeking the issuance of 'black warrant' against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The convicts will be hanged on January 22 at 7am.
Earlier in December, the Supreme Court (SC) had dismissed Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case convict Akshay Kumar Singh's review plea, one of the four men convicted in 2012 gangrape and murder case. The top court had said that there were no grounds to reconsider his death penalty.
The apex court had already rejected the review pleas filed by the other three convicts -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25) and Vinay Sharma (26) -- in the case, saying no grounds have been made out by them for the review. The apex court had said that it found "no error" on the face of the main judgement requiring any review.
With the December 18 verdict, the review petitions of all the four death row convicts stood dismissed. Ram Singh, one of the other accused in the case, allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail in New Delhi.
Nirbhaya is the changed name of the December 2012 gang rape-cum-murder victim. The 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was gangraped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in South Delhi by six people. She died on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.