Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case Convicts to be Hanged on Feb 1
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.