Tihar looks for hangman – Will Nirbhaya’s rapists be hanged?

indica News bureau-

 

In light of the recent developments after the abduction, rape and murder of a 26-year old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, president of India Ram Nath Kovind said that there should be no mercy for rapists and murders. The statement has raised a number of speculations that the president, along with the Ministry of Home Affairs, will reject the mercy petition of Nirbhaya’s rapists, hitting the last nail in the coffin to the 7-year-old rape and murder case. A report published on India.com states that the Buxar central jail prisoners were ordered to make 10 hanging ropes recently, adding to the speculations.

The web news portal stated that hanging ropes, are being prepared by the convicts of Bihar’s Buxar central jail, allegedly for the execution for the four convicts on death row.

According to the report, jail superintendent Vijay Kumar Arora was directed to prepare 10 hanging ropes, four days back. While it was not revealed whom the ropes were meant for, the direction was issued at a time when the President Kovind is to give his decision on the mercy petition filed by Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya rape case. The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended the president to reject the mercy petition, giving people all the more reason to believe that the ropes are meant for the four convicts of the rape and murder case.

Buxar central jail is noted for its expertise in preparing the noose used to hang criminals to death. The noose was earlier called Manila rope. The jail also supplied the noose for the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru back in February 2013. The hanging rope is being prepared by a few convicts serving their sentence in the Buxar jail.

Meanwhile reports of Tihar jail looking for a hangman (aka jallad) are also doing round on the internet along with rumors that the convicts will be handed to death at 5 AM on December 16, the very day they raped and murdered the 23-year old paramedic student in 2012.