All the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case – Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh – were hanged to death at 5:30 am in Delhi’s Tihar Jail today. Their hangman – Pawan – hailed from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi after the hanging said, “I returned from the Supreme Court, hugged my daughter’s photograph and told her that today, justice has been delivered.”
Just before the convicts were taken to the gallows area, a cotton cap with a flap was put on their face. As soon as the clock struck 5:30 am, huge crowds that had gathered outside Tihar Jail started celebrating and rejoicing with joy. They even distributed sweets and raised slogans like ‘Nirbhaya Zindabad.’
In 2012, a medical student Nirbhaya was gang raped and murdered in a moving bus in Delhi.