AGENCIES, New Delhi: The four men convicted of rape and murder in the Nirbhaya case will be hanged on March 3 at 6 am, a Delhi ruled on Monday. This is the third black warrant issued by the court in the case.
“The death warrant would be now executed on March 3 at 6 am,” judge Dharmender Rana said. The judge had earlier in the day reserved his order after arguments by both sides.
The court was hearing the petition filed by the parents of the victim for issuance of fresh death warrant. The parents of the 23-year-old had moved court after the seven-day period given by the Delhi high court to the convicts to exhaust their legal remedies expired on February 12. “We have struggled so much, so I am satisfied that death warrant has been issued finally. I hope they (convicts) will be executed on March 3,” said the victim’s mother Asha Devi.
At the hearing on Monday, Tihar Jail’s law officer had handed over a status report to the court. Special public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan apprised the court about the current status of the case and also stated that three out of four convicts have already exhausted their legal remedies. And as of date, there is no petition pending in any court, Mohan said, arguing that death warrant can be issued.