Nirbhaya Convicts Executed

Four men convicted for the gang rape case of 23-year-old Nirbhaya in Delhi were hanged to death on Friday.

In the year 2012, a 23-year-old physiotheray intern was gang-raped in an empty bus in Delhi. The case grabbed the attention of the whole India, showing how trivial the safety of women in the country was.

After the brutal rape, the victim died. Four men including a minor were found to be convicts of the case. They include Mukesh, Vinay, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh.

After 8 years of case and trials, the four convicts were put to execution on Friday as per the wish of Nirbhaya’s parents and the expectation of the people. The criminals were hanged in the Delhi Tihar jail by around 5:30 a.m. in the morning on Friday.

One of the criminal Mukesh Singh said in his final statement that he wanted to donate his organs. Whereas, Vinay Sharma gave all his paintings to the jail superintendent. No convict is reported to record any will before their execution.

After the execution, PM tweeted that “Justice has prevailed. It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women. Our Nari Shakti has excelled in every field. Together, we have to build a nation where the focus is on women empowerment, where there is emphasis on equality and oppurtunity.”

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