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Nirbhaya Case Convicts Finally Hanged To Death In Tihar Jail
Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar (31), and Mukesh Kumar (32) convicted for Nirbhaya’s gangrape and murder, were hanged to death in Delhi’s Tihar jail early on Friday morning. Sandeep Goel, Director-General of Tihar jail, confirmed to reporters outside the prison that the four convicts were hanged together at 5.30 a.m. A doctor has examined and declared all four dead, he said. A five-member panel of DDU forensic department, under the supervision of Dr B.N. Mishra, will perform the postmortem at 8 a.m., said a Tihar Jail official. Akshay's family reached the mortuary as of 9:50 p.m., over an hour after the bodies reached. Vinay's family reached the DDU Hospital an hour later. The families of the other two convicts too reached the premises shortly, and postmortem of the bodies of all four started. As per procedure, the postmortem is conducted only after the family members officially identify the body. An official said that the convicts had not expressed any 'last wish' or will to authorities. Their belongings and money they earnt during their stay in jail will be handed over to their respective family members, the official added. A last-ditch hearing at 2.30 a.m on Friday before a Supreme Court Bench failed to stay their hanging. Earlier, the convicts had approached the Delhi High Court, too, on Thursday night, but to no avail.