The Supreme Court dismissed curative petitions of two convicts - Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh - in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case.
A Delhi court had on January 7 issued death warrants against all the four convicts -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- and ordered they be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, over seven years after the brutal crime sparked outrage and anger across the country.
2012 Delhi gang rape case: Supreme Court dismisses curative petitions of two convicts - Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh. pic.twitter.com/9Nsh1AZMaU— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2020
On Monday, a dummy execution of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case was performed at the Tihar Jail here, prison officials told PTI. The officials recorded the weights of the convicts and the prepared the dummies accordingly with sacks filled with debris and stones, a senior jail official said. The execution will take place on in Jail No 3, he said, adding that the UP Prison authority has confirmed that Pawan Jallad from Meerut will be sent to hang the four convicts.