This is for the first time when four convicts have been hanged together in India. The four men -- Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh -- were hanged at 5.30 am in Delhi's Tihar jail on Friday.
Pawan Jallad, a hangman for Meerut, executed the hanging of all the four convicts. This was for the first time in his career as a professional hangman when Jallad executed a hanging entirely on his own.
Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, medical officer-in-charge and resident medical officer were present at all executions. If desired by the person to be hanged, a priest of his faith is also allowed to be present at the place of hanging.
Nobody else, especially the relatives of the prisoner, was allowed to witness the execution.
On the morning of the execution, the Superintendent made sure if any communication was awaiting him regarding the execution.