Nirbhaya case: Delhi court issues fresh death warrant for convicts
The Delhi court on Friday issued a fresh death warrant for convicts in 2012 Delhi gang-rape case for 1st February at 6 am.
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday issued a fresh death warrant against the four death-row convicts in a Nirbhaya rape case who will now be executed on February 1 at 6 am.
Earlier, they were to be hanged on February 22 at 7 am.
2012 Delhi gang-rape case: A Delhi court issues fresh death warrant for convicts for 1st February, 6 am pic.twitter.com/hHvXo6Av1d— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2020
This came after the public prosecutor representing the Tihar jail authorities requested the court to issue fresh date and time of execution.
Four convicts, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.
The victim, who was later given the name Nirbhaya, had succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Singapore where she had been airlifted for medical treatment. (ANI)