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Nirbhaya convicts' hanging Live Updates: All four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case were hanged to death as the clock struck 5.30 am on Friday. The whole nation rose to celebrate justice for Nirbhaya as her rapists have finally been executed after an 8-year-long wait. Here are the Live Updates on the hanging of Nirbhaya convicts.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 20, 2020 8:39 IST
Nirbhaya's rapists set to be hanged at 5.30 am on Friday.

Nirbhaya's rapists set to be hanged at 5.30 am on Friday. Stay here for all Live Updates.

All four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape case were hanged to death as the clock struck 5.30 am on Friday. The whole nation rose to celebrate justice for Nirbhaya as her rapists have finally been executed after a 8-year-long wait. Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was gang-raped and assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012, and died a fortnight later. Over the years, lawyers of those convicted -- Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh -- placed unsubstantial theories before different courts to protect them. This continued till late night on Thursday as the convicts moved Delhi High Court seeking a stay on their death sentences. However, it did no good for the convicts. In a last-minute tactic, the lawyer knocked on the Supreme Court's doors but to no reprieve. Here are the Live Updates on Nirbhaya convicts' hanging.

Nirbhaya convicts' hanging: Live Updates

08:33 am: Bodies of 2012 Delhi gangrape case convicts brought to DDU Hospital for postmortem. The postmortem will be done as recommended by the Jail manual and Supreme Court guidelines. After the postmortem, the bodies of the convicts will be handed over to their respective families. 

 

08:28 am: Execution of Nirbhaya case's accused was done in the presence of DM Neha Bansal who is District Magistrate of West Delhi. She is the wife of Additional DCP new delhi district Deepak Yadav: Delhi Tihar jail.

08:26 am: It took 7 years for justice to be delivered. Today, we've to take a pledge that a similar incident does not happen again. We've seen how the convicts manipulated the law until recently. There are a lot of loopholes in our system, we need to improve the system: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

08:25 am: The bodies of all four 2012 Delhi gangrape case convicts will be handed over to their families after postmortem: Tihar Jail DG. 

08:00 am: Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim showed victory sign after Supreme Court's dismissal of death row convict Pawan Gupta's plea seeking stay on execution.

07:30 am: Today is our victory and it happened because of media, society & Delhi police. You can understand what is inside my heart by my smile: Badrinath Singh, father of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim shows victory sign.

 

07:15 am: It's a historic day, Nirbhaya got justice after over 7 years, her soul must have found peace today. Country has given a strong message to rapists that if you commit this crime you will be hanged: Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women.

7:10 am: An example has been set today but it could have been done earlier. Now people know that they will be punished, you may extend the date but you will get punished: Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW). 

6:40 am: Bodies of all four hanged convicts removed off the noose. These will now be taken to DDU hospital for post-mortem.

6:00 am: All four hanged convicts declared dead by doctors 

5:39 am: Nirbhaya's mother and father elated on the hanging of all the four convicts. This day is dedicated to all women. As soon as I returned from Supreme Court, I hugged the picture of my daughter and said today you got justice, says Nirbhaya's mother

5:30 am: ALL FOUR NIRBHAYA CONVICTS HANGED TILL DEATH

5:26 am: Noose tightened around the necks of all the four convicts

5:20 am: Security has been tightened outside Tihar jail as people crowd outside the premises

5:03 am: All the convicts are being moved to the hanging room.

5:00 am: Hands of all the convicts have been tied, however, their faces have not been covered yet.

4:44 am: People gather outside Tihar central jail ahead of the hanging of four convicts.

4:42 am: All four convicts have been given a time of 10-15 minutes to get ready and pray if they wish to

4:39 am: All four convicts have been deemed medically fit by Tihar jail authorities

4:36 am: Medical tests have been conducted on all four convicts

4:34 am: Convict Vinay has asked jail authorities to facilitate a conversation with his lawyer.

4:17 am: Deputy Superintendent has arrived in the cell of the convicts.

4.11 am: All four convicts have been given new set of Kurta Pyjama to wear. 

4:05 am: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi shows victory sign after the Supreme Court's dismissal of death row convict Pawan Gupta's plea seeking a stay on execution. "I am feeling satisfied today because finally, our daughter got justice. The whole country was ashamed of this crime, today the nation got justice."

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Nirbhaya's Mother Asha Devi shows victory sign

4:02 am: The executioner, Pawan Jallad, has also woken up and a meeting is underway with jail officials.

4:00 am: All four convicts have been woken up from sleep. They will now move to bathe and be ready for their hanging scheduled at 5.30 am. 

3:50 am: Tihar jail begins preparation for the hanging of all four convicts. The entire prison has been locked down.

3:36 am: Consistent view of this court is that scope for review of President's decision in mercy petitions is very limited. Convict is not right in alleging that juvenility claim has not been considered by courts, says Supreme Court.

3:35 am: Supreme Court rejects death row convict Pawan's plea. Execution set to take place at 5.30 am today

3:27 am: Lawyer refers to the assassination of ex-Punjab CM Beant Singh, says Nirbhaya convicts be granted remission like convicts of that case.

3:25 am: Death row convict Pawan Gupta alleges in SC that he was assaulted in prison by policemen in jail last year.

3:24 am: Death row convict Pawan Gupta seeks deferment of execution for 1-2 days so that he can record statement in assault case. 

3:20 am: SC refuses to consider juvenility claim of death row convict Pawan Gupta. 

3:10 am: Only two hours left in my client's hanging, says Pawan Gupta's lawyer to SC

3:07 am: You had relied on school certificate to claim juvenility and are using it again and again, Supreme Court tells death row convict Pawan Gupta's counsel.

3:05 am: What are the grounds on which you are challenging the rejection of mercy plea by President, SC asks Pawan Gupta's counsel. 

3:03 am: You are raising grounds which have already been argued, says Supreme Court to Pawan Gupta's counsel. 

3:02 am: Solicitor General for Centre objects juvenility plea of Pawan Gupta, says this has been dealt earlier. 

3:00 am: You are asking us to review judgement, your juvenility claim has been rejected by lower court, Delhi HC and us as well, Supreme Court tells Pawan Gupta.

2:56 am: Death row convict Pawan Gupta claims juvenility in SC and assails award of death sentence.

2:55 am: SC bench assembles and commences hearing on plea of convict Pawan Gupta against rejection of mercy plea by President.

2:52 am: Pawan Gupta's counsel A P Singh creates ruckus at SC gate as security guards stop his juniors due to COVID-19 restrictions

2:43 am: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has arrived in SC courtroom for the hearing.

2:41 am: Three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi to hear plea of convict Pawan shortly. Pawan has challenged rejection of his second mercy plea by President.

2:40 am: In a first, four convicts will be hanged together in India. Read full report

2:37 am: How will Nirbhaya's rapists be hanged? Read full report

2:25 am: Supreme Court to hear the plea of convicts' lawyer seeking a stay on their execution shortly

2:16 am: Nirbhaya's mother and father are present in the Supreme Court. A hearing is expected shortly. 

2:00 am: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi says all rapists will be hanged today no matter what tactics the lawyer of the convicts resorts to. 

1:47 am: Lawyer AP Singh mentions his plea, seeking a stay on execution, before Supreme Court. A hearing could take place at 2.30 am. 

1:35 am: Last-minute suspense is continuing as lawyer AP Singh is resorting to tactics to delay the hanging of the convicts. 

1:30 am: Convicts' lawyer AP Singh reaches SC Registrar's house seeking a stay on their execution.

1:02 am: Lawyer AP Singh leaves Delhi High court for SC Registrar's house. Singh will mention his petition before the registrar. 

12:30 am: The picture is yet not completely clear as the convicts' lawyer has said he would move Supreme Court. It is possible that a late-night hearing takes place if he knocks the doors of the apex court.

AP Singh, Lawyer of convicts: "Will go to Supreme Court when I get the order copy. I have spoken to Registrar, I will go to him" 

12:09 am: A bench comprising justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said there has been gross delay in filing mercy plea and requested the counsel appearing for the convicts to present a substantial legal point.

12:05 am: Delhi High Court says convicts pending pleas in various fora as a ground to stay execution is untenable in law.

12:00 am: Delhi High Court dismisses plea of the three convicts in Nirbhaya case seeking stay of their execution scheduled for Friday morning.

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