The four convicts sentenced to death in the Nirbhaya case will hang at 7 am on January 22 in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said today, issuing a death warrant. The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants against them. Akshay Thakur Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma were found guilty in the 2012 gang-rape, torture and killing of a young medical student in Delhi.
"This judgement will reinforce people's faith in the judiciary. My daughter will get justice," said Nirbhaya's mother, who had petitioned the court for a death warrant, saying she had waited seven years for justice.