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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said justice has prevailed after the execution of four convicts in Delhi gang rape case(PTI)

‘Justice has prevailed’: PM Modi on 2012 Delhi gang-rape convicts’ execution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 02:21 PM IST
The 2012 Delhi gang rape had sparked widespread protests across the country, a massive global outrage and led to toughening of laws against sex offenders in India.
The four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case were hanged in Tihar Jail on March 20, 2020.(AP File / Representational Photo)
The four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case were hanged in Tihar Jail on March 20, 2020.(AP File / Representational Photo)

2012 Delhi gang rape: Timeline of a crime that horrified India

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The four men — Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur — had been first sentenced to death in 2013 for the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old less than a year earlier.
File photo: Gang-rape convicts Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta (face covered), Akshay Thakur and Mukesh Singh (clockwise from left) (PTI Photo)
File photo: Gang-rape convicts Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta (face covered), Akshay Thakur and Mukesh Singh (clockwise from left) (PTI Photo)

Bus cleaner, fruit seller, gym instructor: The four men hanged for 2012 Delhi gang rape

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Four of the men were hanged on Friday in Tihar Jail at 5:30am for the crime that had sparked widespread protests across the country and led to toughening of laws against sex offenders in India.

4 Delhi gang rape convicts hanged, 1st execution in rape case since 2004

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 06:15 AM IST
This is the first time four people have been hanged simultaneously.
Mukesh Singh is one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case.(HT File Photo)
Mukesh Singh is one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court rejects 2012 Delhi gang rape case convict’s plea says ‘all his remedies exhausted’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Convict Mukesh Singh had moved the Supreme Court earlier in the day claiming he was not in Delhi when the crime took place on December 16, 2012.
The four convicts in the Delhi gang rape case are scheduled to be hanged tomorrow at 5:30 am.
The four convicts in the Delhi gang rape case are scheduled to be hanged tomorrow at 5:30 am.

President refuses to consider Delhi rape convicts’ mercy plea, hanging set for tomorrow

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had rejected the curative petition filed by another convict Pawan Gupta against a high court order dismissing his claim of juvenility.
The four convicts in Delhi gang rape case. (HT photo)
The four convicts in Delhi gang rape case. (HT photo)

Dummy executions done, Tihar officials say prepared to hang Dec 16 convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 06:47 AM IST
The families of three of the four death row convicts had met them in the recent days, which could possibly be their last meetings. Only Akshay’s family members, who live in Muzaffarpur in Bihar, have not met him.
Sindhi Ram, also known as Pawan Jallad is a fourth generation hangman.(Live Hindustan)
Sindhi Ram, also known as Pawan Jallad is a fourth generation hangman.(Live Hindustan)

Hangman arrives in Tihar jail for execution of Delhi gang rape convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Tihar jail officials said Pawan Jallad will carry out a dummy execution on Wednesday.
This is the fourth death warrant issued by the Delhi court in 2012 gang-rape case.
This is the fourth death warrant issued by the Delhi court in 2012 gang-rape case.

4 Delhi gang-rape convicts to be hanged on March 20, orders judge in 4th death warrant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:56 PM IST
The order came a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta.
File photo of the parents of December 2012 Delhi gang rape victim .(Burhaan Kinu / HT File)
File photo of the parents of December 2012 Delhi gang rape victim .(Burhaan Kinu / HT File)

‘Hopeful convicts will be hanged this month’: Delhi gang-rape victim’s father

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The president has rejected the mercy petitions of the four convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.
Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case
Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case

Delhi gang rape convict Pawan Gupta files curative plea in SC against death sentence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Pawan Gupta is the only one among the four convicts to have not exhausted all their legal remedies. Despite a seven-day deadline set by Delhi High Court for him to avail his legal options, Gupta hadn’t filed either a curative petition or a mercy petition so far.
The parents of the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case victim outside a court, Feb 17, 2020.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
The parents of the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case victim outside a court, Feb 17, 2020.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

‘Hope they will be executed on March 3’: Delhi gang rape case victim’s mother on fresh death warrant for convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:10 PM IST
A Delhi court ion Monday ordered that the four men, convicted of rape and murder of the 23-year-old paramedic, be hanged on March 3 at 6 am. This is the third black warrant issued by the court in this case.
December 2012 Delhi gang rape case convict Mukesh Singh(HT File Photo)
December 2012 Delhi gang rape case convict Mukesh Singh(HT File Photo)

Delhi gang rape case convict Mukesh Singh refuses to be represented by advocate Vrinda Grover

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana was also informed that another death row convict in the case, Vinay Sharma, is on hunger strike in Tihar jail.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the judge was reeling under high fever and was on medication during the course of hearing.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the judge was reeling under high fever and was on medication during the course of hearing.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

SC judge Banumathi faints during 2012 Delhi gang-rape hearing, Centre’s appeal on execution of convicts deferred

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The bench was dictating order on the Centre’ plea seeking separate hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
The mother of one of the Delhi ganrape convicts Vinay Sharma outside a Delhi court on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The mother of one of the Delhi ganrape convicts Vinay Sharma outside a Delhi court on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Give him one chance, says mother of Delhi rape convict outside Delhi court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay and Pawan were sentenced to death in September 2013 by a Delhi court.
Delhi gang rape case convicts, clockwise from top left, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.(PTI)
Delhi gang rape case convicts, clockwise from top left, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.(PTI)

‘Legal aid can’t be illusionary’: Judge defers death warrant for 4 rape convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:07 PM IST
He also said that deciding this application would lead to further legal complications.
File photo of Akshay Thakur, one of the four convicts in the Dec 2012 Delhi Gang rape case(HT File)
File photo of Akshay Thakur, one of the four convicts in the Dec 2012 Delhi Gang rape case(HT File)

President rejects mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, one of the convicts in 2012 Delhi gang rape case

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The President has already rejected the clemency petition of two other accused in the case - Mukesh Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma.
Delhi Court explained the legal rationale for staying the execution in its detailed order on Friday(Representative Photo)
Delhi Court explained the legal rationale for staying the execution in its detailed order on Friday(Representative Photo)

In ten-page order, judge explains why staying gang rape convicts’ hanging was necessary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim expressed her anguish after the execution of the death warrant was stayed by the court and feared that it may be delayed indefinitely. She asked the government to order the carrying out of the hanging.
Asha Devi, mother of the gangrape victim speaks after the execution of the rape convicts was stayed(ANI Photo)
Asha Devi, mother of the gangrape victim speaks after the execution of the rape convicts was stayed(ANI Photo)

‘Convicts will never be executed’: Mother of the Delhi gang rape victim breaks down

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Asha Devi’s reaction follows a Delhi court decision to stay the execution of Delhi gang rape convicts on Friday evening till further orders. The convicts were supposed to be hanged on February 1.
Four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case will not be hanged tomorrow, a Delhi court ordered on Friday
Four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case will not be hanged tomorrow, a Delhi court ordered on Friday

4 Delhi gang rape convicts get a reprieve, judge cancels death warrant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The lawyer cited Rule 836 of the prison manual which says that in a case where more than one person has been handed over the death penalty, the execution cannot take place unless all the convicts have exhausted their legal options.
The four Delhi gang rape convicts on Thursday sought stay on their execution scheduled for February 1, 2020.
The four Delhi gang rape convicts on Thursday sought stay on their execution scheduled for February 1, 2020.

‘Mockery of justice’: Govt opposes 4 rape convicts’ plea to stop their execution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 02:48 PM IST
As of now, only Mukesh has exhausted all his legal remedies.
The mercy plea of Mukesh Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case, was rejected by the President on Jan 17, 2020, just four days after it was filed.(HT File)
The mercy plea of Mukesh Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case, was rejected by the President on Jan 17, 2020, just four days after it was filed.(HT File)

Dec 2012 gang rape convicts meet families for the first time in seven years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 06:30 AM IST
A city court had on January 20 issued a death warrant for the four—Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Kumar Gupta (25), Akshay Thakur (31) and Vinay Sharma (26)—and set February 1 as the day of hanging.
A lawyer representing the three December 16 gang-rape case convicts had moved the court on Friday alleging that the Tihar jail authorities had not handed over certain documents needed to file their mercy petition and curative petitions(HT Photo)
A lawyer representing the three December 16 gang-rape case convicts had moved the court on Friday alleging that the Tihar jail authorities had not handed over certain documents needed to file their mercy petition and curative petitions(HT Photo)

‘Tihar gave all papers’: Delhi court rejects plea of December 16 gang rape convicts’ lawyer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The four men who were originally sentenced to executed on January 22 but a Delhi judge later changed it to February 1.
A picture of the four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case.
A picture of the four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case.

Tihar Jail preps to hang 4 Delhi gang rape convicts, asks them to list last wish

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Senior officials said the request was made by the Tihar administration last week and none of the four have responded yet.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was upset at the politics being done on the Delhi gang rape issue.(PTI PHOTO.)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was upset at the politics being done on the Delhi gang rape issue.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Don’t indulge in politics over Delhi gang rape case’: Kejriwal tells Smriti Irani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Irani had earlier on Friday said that it was because of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the Capital that the convicts on death row could not be hanged in a time-bound manner after their review petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court in July 2019.
Due process was not followed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government, said Javadekar.(ANI photo)
Due process was not followed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government, said Javadekar.(ANI photo)

Delay in Delhi gang rape convicts’ hanging due to AAP govt’s irresponsibility: Prakash Javadekar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Vinay Sharma in his petition argued that the court overlooked mitigating factors while sentencing a person to death. He submitted that he was only around 19 years at the time of commission of offence(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Vinay Sharma in his petition argued that the court overlooked mitigating factors while sentencing a person to death. He submitted that he was only around 19 years at the time of commission of offence(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Two convicts in Delhi gang rape case file curative pleas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:44 AM IST
A Delhi court had on January 7 issued a death warrant against four convicts in the 2012 case — Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh. They are scheduled to be executed on January 22 at 7am in the Tihar jail premises.
The top court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to the convicts by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.(HT PHOTO.)
The top court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to the convicts by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.(HT PHOTO.)

Another Delhi gang rape case convict files curative petition in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 12:23 AM IST
On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued death warrants against Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and said they will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in the capital’s Tihar Jail.
The four death row prisoners are to be hanged on January 22.(PTI FIle Photo)
The four death row prisoners are to be hanged on January 22.(PTI FIle Photo)

Delhi gang rape case: UP hangman on standby for execution of convicts

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 10:45 PM IST
UP prison authorities kept Pawan Kumar, a hangmen from Meerut, on standby after a request from Tihar jail officials last month.
Protesters held placards and shouted slogans against government on the anniversary of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case at New Delhi, December 16, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Protesters held placards and shouted slogans against government on the anniversary of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case at New Delhi, December 16, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

7 years on, death row convict in Delhi gang-rape says he was a minor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The judge had earlier accepted a request from the convict Pawan Kumar Gupta’s lawyer AP Singh to give him some time to file additional documents to back his claim. The judge allowed the time and posted the case for 24 January.
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