Justice was finally served to the 2012 gangrape victim Nirbhaya when four remaining convicts were hanged to death in Tihar jail this morning. Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar (31), and Mukesh Kumar (32) convicted for Nirbhaya’s gangrape and murder, were hanged to death in Delhi’s Tihar jail at around 5:30 in the morning.
Reports had a talk with Sandeep Goel who is the Director-General of Tihar jail and he confirmed that the four convicts were hanged together at 5.30 a.m. A doctor present at the time of execution has examined and declared all four dead, he said.
In the after hours, a five-member panel of DDU forensic department supervised by senior Dr. B.N. Mishra performed the postmortem at 8 a.m.
Akshay who was one of the convict, his family reached the mortuary at around 9:50 p.m. which was over an hour after the bodies reached. Vinay’s family reached the DDU Hospital an hour later. The families of the other two convicts too reached the premises shortly, and postmortem of the bodies of all four started. According to the procedute, postmortem can only be conducted after the family members officially identify the body.
An official shared that the convicts had not expressed any ‘last wish’ or will to authorities present in the jail. Their belongings and money they earnt during their stay in jail will be handed over to their respective family members.
A last ditch hearing at 2.30 a.m on Friday before a Supreme Court Bench could not delay their hanging. The convicts had approached the Delhi High Court, too, on Thursday night, but could not succeed in their pursuit.