Nirbhaya Case: All 4 Convicts to be Hanged on March 3
GUWAHATI: All the four convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case will be hanged on March 3 at 6 AM. The new date of execution was issued by the Patiala House Court on Monday, February 17.
This is the third time that the death warrant has been issued to the convicts since the previous dates were deferred due to the convicts seeking legal remedies available to them.
Commenting on the verdict, the victim’s mother Asha Devi said, “I am satisfied with the verdict, finally we have another date. I Hope they will be hanged this time.”
The Patiala House Court heard the plea seeking the issuance of a new death warrant against the four convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case today at 2 PM.
A Delhi court had adjourned till 2 PM for February 17 the hearing on the plea of the state and Nirbhaya’s parents seeking issuance of death warrant as a petition challenging the rejection of mercy plea of convict Vijay Kumar Sharma is pending before the Supreme Court.
The Patiala House court had observed that Article 21 of the constitution protects the life and liberty of the convicts till the last breath of life.
The horrific gang rape case which took place in the national capital on December 12, 2012 shook the nation and triggered nation-wide protests.
The hanging of the four convicts was supposed to take place on February 1, 2020, however, this has been deferred by the Delhi court indefinitely.
(With inputs from ANI)