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Nirbhaya gangrape case: Fresh death warrant issued for convicts, likely to be hanged on Feb 1 at 6 am

Nirbhaya gangrape case: Fresh death warrant issued for convicts, likely to be hanged on Feb 1 at 6 am

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Jan 2020, 11:38 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A Delhi court on Friday issued fresh death warrants for the Nirbhaya gangrape convicts who are now likely to be executed on Feb 1.

They will be hanged at 6 am, media reports said.

They were earlier scheduled to be hanged on Jan 22.

Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi told media: "I am feeling upset after this latest development today. We are only hearing one new date after another. I am upset with the system."

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday rejected the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh who is one of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, media reports said.

The Union Home Ministry had earlier forwarded Mukesh's mercy petition to the President.

All the four accused in the case are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta.

On Dec 16, 2012, Nirbhaya, who was a 23-year female physiotherapy intern, was gang-raped, assaulted and tortured at a private bus in Delhi when she was travelling with her friend.

She was raped by six people including the driver of the bus.

The victim had succumbed to her injuries 13 days after the horrific crime was committed.

The incident had sparked national and international outrage. Both the state and central government were brought under the scanner for not providing adequate protection to women in the national capital.