Tihar administration writes to Nirbhaya convicts regarding their last meeting with families

Kusum Tewari


NEW DELHI: The Tihar Jail administration has written to all the four death row convicts in the
Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case in connection with their last meeting with their families, an official said.

Out of the four convicts, Mukesh and Pawan have been told that they had already met their families before the February 1 death warrant, while Akshay and Vinay have now been asked when they want to meet their families, the Tihar Jail official said.

So far, letter has been written to the convicts only.

While during normal meetings, inmates meet their families through window, in the last meeting, they are allowed to meet their families face-to-face.

Meanwhile, the Tihar Jail administration has also written a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Jail administration to send the hangman two days before March 3, when the four convicts will be hanged, the Jail official said.

The official further shared, that Jail administration is monitoring Vinay more after he attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell on February 16. Vinay’s behaviour has changed the most, the official added.

The Patiala House Court on Monday issued fresh death warrants against four convicts while hearing a petition by the state and Nirbhaya’s parents.

The case pertains to the brutal gang rape and killing of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, by six people including a juvenile in Delhi. The woman had died at a Singapore hospital a few days later.

(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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