Four death row inmates are serving a sentence in New Delhi this morning, eight years after the rape of female students on a bus shocked the world.
India dawned this morning on the execution of a hangman with Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh, four perpetrators in rape and murder that shocked the country in 2012. The victim is a female student in the industry. 23-year-old therapist, known as "Nirbhaya".
She was raped by the "blue-bearded" group, tortured on a moving bus and died several days later due to severe injuries. The incident sparked a wave of outrage in India and around the world, leading to the birth of a new anti-rape law in the country.
Security is tightened outside Tihar prison today, with lots of police and security personnel. This is a famous prison with strict security, specializing in executing executions in New Delhi. Two prison officials confirmed the four prisoners were executed at dawn.
A group of people carrying signboards gathered outside the prison gate, shouting "Death to the Rape" and holding up posters promoting the rule of law.
A few minutes after the four defendants were hanged, the victim's mother said, "I hugged my daughter's photo and told her that justice was finally served." The victim's father also said he had restored his faith with the law.
Four criminals were sentenced to death in 2013. In addition to these four, two others were arrested in the case, Ram Singh, who committed suicide in prison in March 2013, a 17-year-old minor at the time of the incident. case, was renovated for 3 years and released in 2015.
In the final months prior to the execution of the sentence, three death row inmates filed an application with the Supreme Court of India to reduce their sentence to life imprisonment, but the court rejected the petition. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also denied the defendants' pardons.