Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case Convicts to be Hanged on Feb 1

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Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case Convicts to be Hanged on Feb 1

G Plus News | January 17, 2020 17:25 hrs

GUWAHATI: The four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will be now hanged on February 1 at 6 AM, Delhi court said on Tuesday.

Earlier, the four convicts was supposed to be hanged on January 22 at 7 AM.

However, on January 16, five days before the scheduled execution, Tihar officials asked for a new date, saying the executions could not take place till after all mercy pleas were settled.

Each time a petition is filed and rejected, a 14-day period must be observed, thereby prolonging the execution.

It is to be mentioned that on January 17, President Ram Nath Kovind rejected a mercy petition filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts. 

On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus before being dumped on a road in south Delhi. The woman, who came to be known as "Nirbhaya", died on December 29 in a Singapore hospital.

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