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Four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case were hanged to death

Newdelhi:20/3/20:Four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case were hanged to death at Tihar jail in Delhi early this morning. The executions were carried out after the convicts exhausted every possible legal avenue to escape the gallows.

Delhi High Court and Supreme Court last night dismissed a last-minute plea by the convicts, paving the way for the execution. This is for the first time that four men were hanged together in Tihar Jail.

Nirbhaya, a para-medic student, was gangraped by six men in a moving bus in South West Delhi in December 2012. One of the accused killed himself in jail and the sixth-  a juvenile – was released from a reformation home after serving a three-year term. Reacting to the development, Nirbhaya’s mother thanked Indian judiciary for doing justice to Nirbhaya and millions of women across the country.

National Commission for Women, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said, Nirbhaya has finally got justice and will finally be at peace. She hoped that the case will play as deterrent for others and no such case in future should take this long to deliver justice. She said, NCW salutes the courage shown by Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi through these years.

Ms Sharma said, it was a long painful wait for the parents and for all. She said, this case also showed people the loopholes of legal system, which the four convicts took advantage of. She stressed on the need to establish Fast Track Courts to handle such gruesome crimes and deliver justice on time in future.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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