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Nirbhaya Case: Delhi court issues death warrant, rapists to be hanged on March 20


Anuja Parate | Mar 5, 2020 18:19

Four convicts in Nirbhaya case will be hanged on March 20 at 5:30 am as a Delhi court on Thursday issued fresh death warrant against the rapists.
Convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. (From left: Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh and Akshay Kumar Singh)

A Delhi court on Thursday issued fresh death warrant for the four convicts of the Nirbhya gang rape and murder case. The Nirbhaya case rapists will now be hanged on March 20 at 5:30 am.

Pawan Gupta, one of  the four  death row convicts in the gang rape case, had filed a mercy plea with President  Ram Nath Kovind,  which was rejected by him. Currently, there is no plea by any of the convicts pending before any court and they have exhausted all  their legal remedies. 

Reacting to the new execution date, Nirbhya’s mother  said  “The morning of March 20 will be morning of our life.” She further added “While dying Nirbhya asked to ensure they get such punishment that such crime is not repeated ever.”