The four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case will be hanged at 5.30 am on March 20, a Delhi court ordered on Thursday. This is the fourth death warrant to be issued by the court in the case.
The order came a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta; with this, all the four convicts have exhausted all the legal options available to them.
The Tihar Jail authorities had filed a petition on Wednesday for issuing a fresh death warrant to the four convicts – Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan.
“He has one option left – that is to challenge the mercy plea in Supreme Court as the others have done. Let’s see what happens next, but we are confident of getting justice,” the 23-year-old victim’s father said.
“We are hopeful that the convicts will be hanged this month and justice will be finally delivered to us after a long wait,” he further said.