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Nirbhaya Convicts:Hardly Slept,Refused Last Meal,Didn't Bathe
Nirbhaya Case four convicts spent an agitation night at Delhi's Tihar Jail before their hanging early morning today.
Nirbhaya Convicts: Hardly Slept, Refused Last Meal, Didn't Bathe
New Delhi: Nirbhaya Case four convicts spent an agitation night at Delhi's Tihar Jail before their hanging early morning today. They spent their last few hours in isolation, in separate cells at Jail3, says the jail official.
The execution took place less than two hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the final petition of the convicts. The convicts were woken at 3.30 am, around the time they learned they had reached the end of the roads in courts.
Akshay Thakur, 31, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, and Mukesh Singh, 32, were hanged at 5:30 this morning, giving closure to the family of a young medical student who was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012.
The four men refused to have their breakfast, their last meal before being taken to the derrick and were up most of the time in the night, says the prison official. They were asked to take a bath but they didn't.
According to the officials, the entire jail was on lockdown since last and few other prisoners in Asia's largest prison facility could sleep a wink ahead of the first execution since 2015.
Doctors in Jail did a medical check-up of four men. There were only five people who witnessed the hanging. The jail superintendent, deputy superintendent, the resident medical officer, the district magistrate, and another jail staff member.
The execution was carried out by hangman Pawan Jallad who had done several "dummy executions".
Three of the convicts namely Pawan, Vinay and Mukesh did labor work at Tihar Jail.THe money for the work they did during their time in prison will be sent to their families, jail officials said before he was taken to the gallows, Mukesh pleaded with jail officials and sought forgiveness, jail sources said.
Vinay had earlier in February attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell. Their bodies were moved to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for autopsy. A five-member panel will do post mortem before they are disposed of as per their religion.
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