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Nirbhaya case: Death warrant issued for rapists, to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am

January 07, 2020 | 17:19 IST | Editorial |

A Delhi Court on Monday, 7 January, said all the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will be hanged at 7 am in Tihar jail on 22 January.

The court has given fourteen days for the convicts to exercise their legal remedies.

The convicts’ lawyer AP Singh said, “We will file a curative petition in Supreme Court,” ANI reported.

“My daughter has got justice. Execution of the 4 convicts will empower the women of the country. This decision will strengthen the trust of people in the judicial system”, said Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s Mothe.r

Nirbhaya’s father, Badrinath Singh said he was happy with the court’s decision, adding that the verdict will “instill fear in people who commit such crimes.”