DCW asks why delay in execution of Nirbhaya’s rapists

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued notice to Tihar Jail Administration and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South District for not giving death penalty to Nirbhaya rapists.

Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi had complained to DCW, that even after five months of Supreme Court’s verdict, death sentence has not been given carried out.

The Apex Court had sentenced the accused with death penalty.

The DCW Chairperson, Swati Jaihind responded to the mother’s plea by immediately sending a notice to Tihar Jail administration and DCP South District.

In the notice, she has inquired as to why, even after five months of Supreme Court’s verdict, the accused have not been hanged.

She also mentioned whether the Tihar Jail officials have issued order of death sentence to the four accused. If the order has been issued, then reasons for not adhering to the order.

The Commission has notified the officials and DCP to respond to the aforementioned inquiries by November 6.

Further DCW’s Chairperson stated that, it is a shame that even Nirbhaya is yet to receive justice in our country. Nirbhaya’s mother and the entire nation who are pleading for justice are yet to receive it. She demanded that the convicts must be hanged at the earliest.

On December 16, 2012, the entire country was shocked by the horrific Nirbhaya gang rape and murder in South Delhi. The Supreme Court upheld death sentence for the four convicts months ago.