Four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were hanged to death at Tihar jail in Delhi early this morning. The executions were carried out after the convicts exhausted every possible legal avenue to escape the gallows.
Delhi High Court and Supreme Court last night dismissed a last-minute plea by the convicts, paving the way for the execution. This is for the first time that four men were hanged together in Tihar Jail.
Nirbhaya, a para-medic student, was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in South West Delhi in December 2012. One of the accused killed himself in jail and the sixth- a juvenile – was released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term. Reacting to the development, Nirbhaya’s mother thanked Indian judiciary for doing justice to Nirbhaya and millions of women across the country.
PM Modi: Justice has prevailed. It's of utmost importance to ensure dignity&safety of women. Our Nari Shakti has excelled in every field. Together,we have to build a nation where the focus is on women empowerment,where there's emphasis on equality & opportunity. #NirbhayaVerdict pic.twitter.com/ulgHoNl5IV
— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020