Death Warrant for Rapists in Nirbhaya to be Sentenced to Death on Feb 1
On February 1 at 6 am, a Delhi judge denied a fresh death warrant for the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case. The violists were supposed to be hanged at 7 a.m. on January 22 but hanging there was postponed as one of the convicts transferred a petition of justice to the Speaker of the house.
Relatively early Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind denied death row inmate Mukesh Singh’s appeal for compassion.
On January 7 a Delhi court issued legislation into law against all four convicted criminals.
The accident generated considerable public outrage and media coverage requesting justice for the victim after the 23-year-old psychotherapy intern, dubbed ‘ Nirbhaya, ‘ was brutally gang-raped and murdered in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi on 16 December 2012.
The complainant in the case-Akshay Kumar, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh, Ram Singh, Vinay Sharma, and a minor child-was arrested immediately on charges of murder and murder. Some of the perpetrators, Ram Singh, died of possible suicide in jail awaiting trial in 2013.
All the other suspects were convicted of rape and homicide by a fast-track trial court, and while the juvenile was sentenced to probation three-year prison sentence in a treatment institution. The others are executed and sentenced to life in prison. The decision was later confirmed by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.
Later in December, the victims ‘ parents lodged a motion to help speed up the four convicts ‘ prison sentence.