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Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail authorities carry out dummy executions to prepare for March 20

Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail authorities carry out dummy executions to prepare for March 20

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2020 12:50 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Tihar jail authorities have begun the final preparations for the execution of Nirbhaya convicts. On Thursday, the jail officers have carried out dummy executions inside phansi kotha ( hanging courtyard) along with hangman, Pawan Jallad inside jail 3.

The trial court had issued fresh death warrants for Nirbhaya convicts. Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, and Vinay Sharma will be executed on March 20 at 5.30 am.

Each one will be hanged simultaneously inside jail number 3.

A Meerut resident, Pawan Jallad is from Uttar Pradesh prisons department and has been brought by the Tihar jail authorities for the execution. He is being paid Rs 15,000.

Meanwhile one of the convict Vinay Sharma's mother has one last request to feed her son with his favorite meal of "puri, sabzi, kachori.”

“The jail personnel in Tihar never allowed me to take food or any other thing inside the premises. But if they allow this time, I would like to take some 'puri', 'sabzi' and 'kachori' for him," she said.

The execution will be in the presence of a few officers such as the jail superintendent and the prison’s doctor along with the hangman.

A prison officer said, "In the evening we will prepare the hanging courtyard one last time before the execution. The jail superintendents will talk to the convicts in the evening and ask them if they wish to write a letter or have a final wish. They have been counseled by the prison trained counselors.”

The officer also added that before 6.30 am the execution process will be completed.

Currently, the 4 men are kept in Jail number 3 next to the hanging courtyard. Each of them is lodged separately and guarded by at least 2-3 jail wardens. The jail wardens are monitoring their movements round-the-clock.

The case pertains to the death of a paramedical student who was raped and murdered in Delhi.

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