Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 am, says Delhi court. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts—Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).
On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in South Delhi. The four convicts – Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta – were to be executed on February 1, 2020.
The new death warrant comes after the Tihar jail authorities informed the trial court that three of the convicts have exhausted all legal options and none of them have any appeals pending in any court at the moment.