Four Nirbhaya convicts executed in Tihar Jail

The four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on 16 December, 2012 were hanged in the darkness of pre-dawn today, ending a horrific chapter in India’s long history of sexual assault that had seared the nation’s soul. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya convict moves HC opposing mercy plea rejection

One of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Vinay Sharma, today approached the Delhi High Court claiming that there were procedural lapses and “constitutional irregularities” in the rejection of his mercy plea by President Ram Nath Kovind. Continue Reading

No more delays

Even as the execution of the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case convicts getting delayed, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Sunday told the Delhi High Court that there is a deliberate, calculated and well thought of design by the convicts to ‘frustrate mandate of law’ by getting their punishment delayed. Continue Reading

President rejects mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday rejected the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four men convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, sources said. Continue Reading