The convicts in the 'Nirbhaya' Gang-Rape and murder case has slotted for hanging in Delhi at 7 am on January 22. Mukesh Singh, 32, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, and Akshay Kumar Singh, 31, will be executed together at Tihar jail, where officials had started preparing a month ago.
The grieving mother of the victim said, "This judgement will reinforce people's faith in the judiciary and empower women. My daughter will get justice."
The 23-year-old died after she was raped in a moving bus on a cold 16th of December 2012, was tortured with iron rods and dumped on the road naked and bleeding. As the judge pronounced the order, the courtroom was packed and thick with emotion. Nirbhaya's parents, as well as family members of the convicts, wept.
The convicts have 14 days to use their final legal options. They will be in separate cells, in solitary confinement, and will be allowed one last meeting with their families.