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World Delhi bus gang-rape convicts to hang on Friday: Lawyer

01:05  20 march  2020
01:05  20 march  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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Four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a New Delhi student are set to be executed on Friday , the victim's lawyer said after a court dismissed a last-minute petition to delay the hangings. The attack on Jyoti Singh on a city bus , which caused international outrage and led to nationwide

The men convicted of the brutal gang rape and killing of a young Delhi woman in 2012 are all set to be executed. While many welcome the capital punishment "We will be happy only when these people are hanged on March 3," Asha Devi, the mother of the victim, had told the Indian news agency ANI in

Four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a New Delhi student are set to be executed on Friday, the victim's lawyer said after a court dismissed a last-minute petition to delay the hangings.

a group of people holding a sign posing for the camera: The Supreme Court rejected petitions by the convicts' lawyers to stop the executions [Manish Swarup/AP] © [Manish Swarup/AP Photo] The Supreme Court rejected petitions by the convicts' lawyers to stop the executions [Manish Swarup/AP]

The attack on Jyoti Singh on a city bus, which caused international outrage and led to nationwide demonstrations, highlighted an alarming rate of sexual violence in India.

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"The court rejected their petition and said they have exhausted all their legal rights. The hangings will take place on Friday at the scheduled time," Singh's lawyer Seema Kushwaha told reporters on Thursday.

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The 2012 Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi .

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Earlier this month, a Delhi court issued death warrants setting March 20 as the date for the execution of the convicts in the city's Tihar Jail.

"The executions are set for 5.30am local time on Friday in the gallows area," jail spokesman Raj Kumar said.

"The hangman has been performing dummy hangings, essentially to check the strength of the ropes," he said.

Three of the convicts had their last meetings with family members, during which they broke down inconsolably, local media reported.

Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang-raped and heavily injured on a moving bus in the Indian capital on December 16, 2012. She died nearly two weeks later at a Singapore hospital.

'No legal remedy'

In hearings on Thursday, the Supreme Court and a trial court rejected petitions by the convicts' lawyers to stop the executions.

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Three Delhi gang - rape convicts had filed a last minute petition in the high court to stop their execution tomorrow morning at 5 am. The convicts , set to be hanged at 5.30 am on Friday , had rushed to the The bench, which had let lawyers for the convicts have their word, had dropped indications of

Sobbing wife of Delhi bus gang -rapist begs for a last minute divorce ‘to avoid being a widow for the Akshay Thukar, 31, is due to be hung in Delhi at 5.30am tomorrow morning Jyoti Singh, then 23, was gang - raped on a New Delhi bus late at night in 2012 The wife of a rapist sentenced to hang tomorrow for his part in an infamous sex attack on a

"There is no legal remedy pending in any court and the mercy petitions have been rejected by the president, so there is no impediment to the hangings," public prosecutor Irfan Ahmed said.

Singh's mother Asha Devi welcomed the ruling and said her "daughter's soul will finally rest in peace".

The developments came amid dramatic scenes outside the trial court where the wife of one of the convicts threatened to kill herself.

The convicts used every possible manoeuvre to delay the executions, taking turns to file repeated petitions.

Earlier this week, the convicts' families called on President Ram Nath Kovind to demand euthanasia, saying they could not bear the humiliation and injustice of being hanged.

In India, about 400 people are on death row, but so far, no one has been executed since 2015.

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