Convicts of Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case were hung on March 20. But the last hours were spent in suspense. Watch the video to know more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said justice has prevailed after four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman were hanged on Friday.
Riteish Deshmukh was one of the first Bollywood celebrities who took to Twitter and react on the hanging of Nirbhaya rape convicts.
Nirbhaya's parents did a countdown as the time of the execution of the four convicts neared. This is the first time that four men have been hanged together in Tihar Jail. The executions were carried out after the convicts exhausted every possible legal avenue to escape the gallows.
With just five days left for the execution of the death sentence in the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the families of the convicts on Sunday appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to grant the convicts a death by euthanasia.
With just five days left for the execution of death sentence in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the Tihar Jail authorities on Sunday said they have asked the hangman to report three days ahead of the scheduled hanging.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Tihar Jail authorities to consider afresh the plea of a media house seeking permission to interview the four men on death row for their role in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
Nirbhaya case: The court on Monday, for the third time, had stayed the death sentence of four convicts in the case observing that they cannot be executed while a mercy petition is pending before the President.
The father of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim on Wednesday expressed hope that the convicts will be hanged this month, after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four men facing the gallows in the case.
The Delhi government on Wednesday moved a city court seeking fresh date for the execution of four Nirbhaya case convicts.
Delhi's Tihar Prison authorities had made all necessary preparations for the hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape-and-murder case which was scheduled for Tuesday, officials said Monday.
Two of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking stay on the execution of the death warrants, scheduled for March 3.
One of the four convicts on death row in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case on Thursday moved the Election Commission of India to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict which dismissed its plea against stay on their execution.
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case on Sunday contended in the Delhi High Court that since they were sentenced to death by a common order, they have to be executed together and cannot be "singled out".
Suggesting a resort to avoid further delay in the execution of 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape convicts, the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the four convicts can be hanged separately as they are misusing the legal process
A Delhi court on Friday reserved its order on whether to stay execution of convicts on Feb 1 but asked the Tihar authorities to be present and not move out of court without taking the order copy.
The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012, in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people before she was thrown out on the road.
The BJP on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of stalling the process of justice in the Nibhaya case and trying to save the convicts. The AAP government deliberately stalled informing the convicts in Nirbhaya case of their sentences for two years, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said at a press conference.
According to Buxar Jail Superintendent Vijay Kumar Arora, the ropes are "strong" but have a "short shelf life as these are made of unprocessed cotton". They were made available to the prison directorate by the December 14 deadline.