The four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case will be hanged at 5.30 am on March 20, a Delhi court ordered on Thursday. This is the fourth death warrant to be issued by the court in the case.
President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the last mercy plea, filed by Pawan Gupta and he had already rejected the mercy petitions of Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay.
The trial court had on February 17 issued a fresh date, March 3 at 6 am, for the execution of death warrants for the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) — in the case.
All four will be executed together.
Six people, including the four convicts and a juvenile, were named as accused. Ram Singh, the sixth accused, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail days after the trial began in the case.
The juvenile was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.