Death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, Akshay Kumar, 31, and Mukesh Kumar, 32, were hanged to death in Tihar jail on Friday.
Sandeep Goel, Director General of Tihar jail, confirmed that the four convicts were hanged at 5.30 a.m.
A five-member panel of the Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital forensic depart-ment performed the postmortem and handed over the bodies to the convicts’ families. A jail official said the convicts had not expressed any “last wish” or will.
Hours before their hanging, the convicts made a last-ditch appeal at 2.30 a.m. on Friday before a Supreme Court Bench, which did not stay their hanging. Earlier, they approached the Delhi High Court on Thursday night, but to no avail.
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March 21, 2020