While we are eagerly waiting for justice for Nirbhaya and her family, we have to wait a bit longer than expected.
The Delhi government told the High Court that execution of the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will not take place on January 22 as a mercy plea has been filed by one of them. The preparations for the death sentence to be carried out are in full swing. The Tihar Jail also carried out a dummy hanging two days ago.
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As per the earlier death warrants issued on January 7, the four convicts — Vinay Sharma (26), Mukesh Kumar (32), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25) — are to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail.
Delhi government and the Centre told Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal that the petition filed by convict Mukesh, challenging his death warrant, was premature.
As per the rules, the Delhi government and the prison authorities told the court that it will have to wait for the mercy plea to be decided before executing the death warrant.
They further added that none of the four convicts can be executed on January 22 unless the mercy plea is decided.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday dismissed the curative pleas of Mukesh and Vinay.
It is heartbreaking to see how even after waiting for 7 years, the Nirbhaya’s family is still waiting for justice. We hope that their 7-year long wait would soon come to an end and these monsters would be hanged and punished for their horrific crimes.