Nirbhaya convicts hanged after SC refuses midnight relief

The four men convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were executed this morning. The Supreme Court, after a midnight hearing, rejected a last-minute plea filed by one of the convicts seeking a review of the death penalty. The four men — Akshay Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh — were hanged at 5:30 am at Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The four were convicted for gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old medical student, who came to be called Nirbhaya, in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. Nirbhaya subsequently died of her injuries. Here’s what happened in the last 24 hours.
Nirbhaya convicts hanged in pre-dawn execution

The four men convicted of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder were hanged early this morning at Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The four were hanged simultaneously at 5:30 am, more than seven years after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student that promoted nationwide protests. After the hangings, the convicts’ bodies were sent for post-morterm examinations following which the remains will be handed over to the respective families.

Ambulance carrying bodies of Nirbhaya case convicts leaves Tihar Jail

Captured in these photos below are ambulances carrying the bodies of the four Nirbhaya convicts who were executed this morning. The bodies have been taken to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where a team of doctors will conduct post-mortem examinations.