Minutes after a Delhi Court pronounced the death date and issued the warrent for hangings of all 4 convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case, Delhi’s Tihar Jail authorities wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut prison asking for a hangman. The Delhi court today directed to hang Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Sharma and Pawan Gupta on January 22, 2020 at 7 in the morning.
Reports quoted Pawan Jallad, a third-generation executioner at the Meerut Jail, stating he is all set to hang the rapists.
Pawan had expressed his desire earlier also. At that time, he had said if the authorities would direct him to hang all 4 rapists then he would be happy to do so. He asserted that such hanging will set an example for others and help to prevent crimes against women.
Nirbhaya rape and murder was a horrific incident and all 4 accused deserved this punishment and they must be hanged at the earliest. Only now 130 crore Indians will feel that justice has been served, said Jallad.
Pawan Jallad said he will reach the Tihar Jail 2-3 days ahead of the date of hanging. Desribing the procedures, he added, the rope and the noose will be made then tested by lifting equal measure of weight (Sand bags) as the convict. The convicts will be hanged till they don’t die and doctors confirm it.
Today’s black warrent was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora. Nirbhaya’s parents who had filed the plea against Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) today told the media that they had faith in the Indian judicial system and they have got justice today.
The 23-year-old was gangraped and murdered on December 16, 2012, inside a moving bus in South Delhi by 6 persons.