A Delhi Court issued death warrants against all four convicts – Pawan Gupta, Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh – in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Tuesday. The convicts would be hanged on January 22 at 7 am at Tihar Jail in New Delhi.
During the hearing, the prosecution said there was no pending application before any court or the President as of now by any of the convicts and the Supreme Court had dismissed the review petitions of all the convicts.
While a co-accused juvenile (who was short of 18 during the crime), was released from reform home after three years of the crime, another accused Ram Singh hanged himself in prison. The convicts were guilty of gang raping and brutally murdering Nirbhaya on 16 December 2012.