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Nirbhaya: Convicts’ Bodies Handed Over to Families for Last Rites

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Bodies of the four Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts were handed over to their respective families for last rites on Friday, 20 March after the post-mortem was conducted at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, said jail officials.

“Justice has prevailed,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hours after the Nirbhaya convicts were hanged to death at 5:30 am on Friday, 20 March.

All four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case – Pawan Kumar Gupta, Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay – were declared dead by a doctor after examination, said Tihar jail authorities.

Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old paramedic student was brutally gang-raped on 16 December, 2012.

Snapshot
  • In a first, four people have been hanged together in Tihar jail
  • Their bodies of the convicts have been taken for post-mortem
  • The Delhi High Court heard an urgent late-night plea moved by the convicts’ lawyer AP Singh, challenging the trial court’s order which refused to stay the execution
  • Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta claiming juvenility
5:00 PM , 20 Mar
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Nirbhaya: Convicts Bodies Handed Over to Families for Last Rites

Bodies of the four Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts were handed over to their respective families for last rites on Friday, 20 March after the post-mortem was conducted at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, said jail officials, reported PTI.

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2:50 PM , 20 Mar

Hanging of Nirbhaya Convicts a 'Dark Stain' on India's Human Rights Record: Amnesty

Death penalty is never the solution towards ending violence against women, rights group Amnesty International India said on Friday, calling the execution of the four Nirbhaya case convicts a "dark stain" on India's human rights record.

11:23 AM , 20 Mar

Justice Has Prevailed: PM Modi on Nirbhaya Convicts' Hanging

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11:09 AM , 20 Mar

Nirbhaya Convicts' Hanging A Message to Every Criminal: Smriti Irani

Union Minister for Women & Child Development said that she greeted this day with aplomb that “justice has finally been done” to Nirbhaya.

“Nirbhaya case convicts’ hanging is a message for every criminal that one day law will catch up with you.”
Smriti Irani, WCD Minister

Published: 19 Mar 2020, 5:01 PM IST
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