Dead bodies shifted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for autopsy. 5 member panel of DDU forensic led by Dr BN Mishra will do the autopsy in camera. Bodies taken in two ambulances.
Resident Medical Officer examination over; four convicts declared dead.
Asha Devi: "As soon as I returned from Supreme Court, I hugged the picture of my daughter and said today you got justice. I am proud of my daughter. Today I got her justice and my duty as a mother is fulfilled. We will request SC to bring a guideline and make hanging, mercy petition time-bound."
#NirbhayaGetsJustice | We will continue our fight for justice for India's daughters: Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim— Republic (@republic) March 20, 2020
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Four men executed simultaneously for first time in Tihar history: jail officials after Nirbhaya convicts' hanging--PTI
Superintendent, District Magistrate, Resident Medical Officer gathered in the gallows enclosure. All the four convicts have been hanged at exactly 5.30 am. According to jail officials, the body will remain hung for 30 minutes. The Superintendent will send a report to the Inspector General and return the warrant duly endorsed to the Court which issued it.
Tihar jail officials to ANI: All four 2012 Delhi gang-rape death row convicts have been brought to the place where they will be hanged shortly.
Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: "I am feeling satisfied today because finally, our daughter got justice. The whole country was ashamed of this crime, today the nation got justice."
#WATCH Asha Devi (mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim) to ANI: Finally the convicts will be hanged, the petition in Supreme Court has been dismissed. I would like to thank all the people of the society, especially our daughters & women. pic.twitter.com/9zKGuYKlQM— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2020
The Supreme Court in an early morning hearing has dismissed the plea of Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta against the rejection of his mercy petition by the President.
“We don't find any grounds for entertaining this petition for challenging executive order by which mercy petition was rejected by President. We thereby dismiss the same”, concludes Justice Banumathi.
Supreme Court: The petitioner (Pawan Gupta) is not right in contending that the plea of juvenility has not been considered by the courts. It is duly considered by courts. The alleged torture (of Gupta) in jail, if any, cannot be a ground for judicial review of the rejection of the mercy petition. The said grounds have been considered by all courts and all the convicts have been found guilty and have been convicted.
Justice Banumati: The argument that Pawan did not share common intent for murder and has been imposed capital punishment has been considered by all courts before and cannot be grounds for contesting rejection of mercy petition by President.