New Delhi, Mar 21: Moments before their hanging, the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case asked the Tihar jail authorities if any court order had come. They were in fact hopeful until the very last minute that their hanging would be stalled.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The convicts in the Nirbhaya case, who were hanged this morning did not express any last wish.
Jail authorities said that they had no last wish, but two had prepared wills.
New Delhi, Mar 20: Justice was delivered at last and the four killers in the Nirbhaya case were hanged at the Tihar jail in the wee hours of Friday. The hanging was confirmed by Sandeep Goel, Director General of Tihar jail.
The killers made a last ditch attempt to stall the hanging by approaching the Supreme Court. At 2.30 am, the Supreme Court refused to stall the execution. On Thursday, the convicts had even approached the High Court, but failed to get any relief.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The final moments for a death row convict is always an eerie one. One would expect that the night before the hanging, the convict would reflect upon his sins, knowing fully well that his death is about to come in a few hours.
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya case were extremely restless before the hanging that took place early this morning at the Tihar jail. Jail authorities tell OneIndia that they had hope until late in the night as their plea was being heard by the court. They resigned to their fate once their plea was rejected.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The execution or hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case has finally taken place.
The execution was carried out by Pawan, who was brought in from Meerut. To find a hangman has always been a challenging job for jail authorities. Not many jails have a hangman who is permanently on the job.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The last minute preparations for the hanging of the four killers in the Nirbhaya case has been completed.
The hangman Pawan woke up at 3.30 am to oversee the preparations. The convicts were subject to a medical test and were declared fit and fine for the hanging.
New Delhi, Mar 06: An ordeal is set to end on March 20, 5.30 am, if the hanging of Nirbhaya’s killers goes through.
A Delhi court fixed a fresh date for the hanging after the mercy petition filed by Pawan was rejected by the President of India on Wednesday. It is mandatory to give a death row convict 14 days time, once a mercy petition is rejected. Incidentally this is for the fourth time that a date has been set for the hanging since January.
New Delhi, Mar 02: A five judge Bench of the Supreme Court has rejected the curative plea filed by Pavan Gupta, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case.
The hanging as per the death warrant issued by the Delhi court is scheduled for tomorrow.
New Delhi, Feb 18: On Monday yet another death warrant was issued to execute the killers of Nirbhaya. The Delhi court said that the killers, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta shall be hanged on March 3 at 6 am.
The judge, Dharmender Rana said in a six page order that putting off the date of execution any further would be sacrilegious to the rights of the victim for expeditious justice.
New Delhi, Jan 30: The hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case is unlikely to take place on February 1.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the curative plea filed by Mukesh Singh. He had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the President. With the SC rejecting the curative plea, Singh has run out of all legal options.