Our look forward to justice was painful and agonising however we lastly received it, Asha Devi, the mom of Nirbhaya stated minutes after 4 of her daughter’s rapists and killers have been hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail this morning, over seven years after the younger medical scholar was gang-raped and tortured on a shifting bus within the capital.
“We are going to proceed our combat for justice for India’s daughters. Our look forward to justice was painful and agonising. We lastly received justice,” she informed reporters.
“I hugged my daughter’s picture,” Asha Devi stated. “The beasts have been hanged.”
Akshay Thakur, 31, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, and Mukesh Singh, 32, have been hanged at Tihar Jail, the place that they had spent the previous couple of hours in isolation.
“I wish to thank everybody, judiciary, authorities for this. The courts proactively dismissed all petitions. The nation was ashamed in 2012,” Asha Devi stated.
Lower than two hours earlier than the hanging, the Supreme Court docket, in a listening to previous midnight, dismissed ultimate petition of the convicts, bringing to an finish a case that modified a nation.
The 4 males refused to eat and have been up all night time, stated officers. The whole jail was on lockdown by the night time, and officers stated, no different prisoner in Asia’s largest jail may sleep a wink.
The convicts have been taken out of their cells at 3:30 am.
The 4 filed a number of petitions over the previous few months, managing to stall their execution thrice on the eleventh hour. “Ship them to the India-Pakistan border, ship them to Doklam, however do not cling them,” pleaded the lawyer of one of many convicts Akshay Thakur.
“All of us have waited so lengthy for at the present time. At this time’s daybreak will likely be a brand new daybreak as my daughter will get justice. It is going to even be a brand new daybreak for daughters of India,” stated Asha Devi. “My daughter’s soul will likely be at peace.”