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India: 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Convicts Hanged; Victim’s Mother says Justice Delivered

March 20, 2020 | By

New Delhi: The four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case were executed this morning.

The Supreme Court of India, after a midnight hearing, rejected a last-minute plea filed by one of the convicts seeking a review of the death penalty.

The four convicts — Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh — in the December 2012 gangrape case [File Photo]

The four men — Akshay Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh — were hanged at 5:30 am at Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

The four were convicted for the gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old medical student, who came to be called Nirbhaya, in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. She subsequently died of her injuries.

Justice delivered: Nirbhaya’s mother

Speaking to media shortly after the four Nirbhaya convicts were hanged, the victim’s mother, Asha Devi, thanked the judiciary and the government for ensuring that the rapists of her daughter were executed. “It may have taken time, but justice was finally delivered,” she said.

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