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Nirbhaya case: Four convicts hanged after long-delayed quest for justice

20 March 2020 3:17 AM GMT

The four men convicted in the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2012 were executed by hanging at Tihar Jail at 5:30am on Friday. The victim was attacked by the group when she and a friend boarded a bus the assailants were driving. She was abandoned by the gang […]

Hangman performs dummy execution of Nirbhaya rape convicts

19 March 2020 5:19 AM GMT

Hangman Pawan on Wednesday performed a dummy execution of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case at Tihar Jail, two days ahead of their scheduled hanging on March 20, officials said. Pawan had arrived from Meerut on Tuesday and conducted the dummy execution to test the ropes, which will be […]

Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition rejected by President Kovind

4 March 2020 8:30 AM GMT

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts in the Delhi gangrape case. The Delhi government had earlier recommended rejecting Gupta’s mercy petition. He was the only one out of the four convicts to not have exhausted all the legal remedies. On Monday, a court in […]

Nirbhaya Case: Court issues fresh death warrants, hanging at 6am on March 3

18 Feb 2020 4:05 AM GMT

A Delhi court on Monday issued a fresh date for execution of death warrant against four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. The new date of hanging the convicts has been set as March 3 at 6 am. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts- Mukesh Kumar […]

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear Centre’s plea for separate hanging on Feb 11

7 Feb 2020 9:06 AM GMT

The Supreme Court on Friday posted for hearing the Central government’s appeal seeking separate hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape-and-murder case for 2:00pm on February 11. The Centre had appealed in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court’s order that dismissed its plea against the stay on execution of the four convicts […]

2012 gangrape case: Delhi court stays execution of convicts until further orders

1 Feb 2020 5:26 AM GMT

The scheduled execution of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case was deferred till further orders by a Delhi court on Friday. Additional Sessions judge Dharmender Rana at the Patiala House court complex passed the order on a plea by one of the convicts seeking a stay on their execution scheduled for […]

One Nirbhaya convict’s mercy plea pending, others can be hanged tomorrow, Tihar officials said

31 Jan 2020 9:37 AM GMT

Tihar jail authorities on Friday challenged before a Delhi court the maintainability of the application filed by three death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, seeking stay of their execution on February 1. Opposing the plea, the prison authorities told Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana that the mercy plea of only one […]

SC dismisses Nirbhaya convict Akshay Thakur’s curative petition

30 Jan 2020 9:43 AM GMT

The Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon dismissed the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya case convict Akshay Thakur on Thursday. The hearing was conducted by a bench comprising six judges. Headed by Justice NV Ramana, the bench heard the curative petition filed by one of the four convicts. The curative petition was Akshay’s last legal resort […]

Dec 16 gang rape convict Mukesh Singh moves SC challenging rejection of mercy plea by President

25 Jan 2020 9:40 AM GMT

After President Ram Nath Kovind rejected Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh’s mercy petition, he has moved the Supreme Court challenging it on Saturday. Sources report that he has also demanded the death warrant date on February 1 be set aside. Earlier in the day, slamming delay tactics, the Patiala House court dismissed the convict’s counsel A […]

Tihar Jail prepares to hang 4 Delhi gang rape convicts, asks them for their last wishes

23 Jan 2020 9:25 AM GMT

Tihar jail authorities have asked the four convicts of the December 16 gang rape case to list their last wish before they are hanged to death on February 1. Senior officials said the request was made by the Tihar administration last week and none of the four have responded yet. Additional inspector general, Rajkumar confirmed […]

Tihar jail prepares to hang December 16 convicts, all the four convicts to be hanged simultaneously for the first time in history

13 Jan 2020 2:45 AM GMT

The phansi kotha (hanging courtyard) inside Delhi’s Tihar jail, which had a provision to hang only two persons at a time, has now been redone to accommodate four hangings simultaneously, a prison officer said. Prison officers made the changes a few days ago as part of the preparations for the hanging of the four convicts […]

Four sentenced to death in 2008 Jaipur serial blasts case

21 Dec 2019 2:49 AM GMT

A special court in Rajasthan yesterday sentenced death penalty to four convicts in the 2008 Jaipur serial bomb blasts case that had left 80 dead and over 180 injured. Magistrate Ajay Kumar Sharma pronounced the punishment among tight security arrangements in the court. Public Prosecutor Sri Chand told reporters that the court awarded death penalty […]

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