Minutes before being hanged, Nirbhaya convicts express their last wish

Mukesh donates organs; Vinay gives his paintings to jail supdt, ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ to family

Minutes before being hanged, Nirbhaya convicts express their last wish

New Delhi, March 20

Minutes before they were hanged in the Nirbhaya case, Mukesh Singh said he would like to donate his organs while Vinay Sharma wanted his paintings to be given to the jail superintendent and his ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ to his family, an official said on Friday.

However, none of the four convicts -- Mukesh, Vinay, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh -- recorded any will, the official said.

“Vinay said his paintings should be given to the jail superintendent and his copy of ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ to the family,” the official said.

Vinay used to draw paintings in jail, the official added.

Death row convicts are asked about their last wish before hanging.

Less than an hour before their hanging, jail officials and West Delhi District Magistrate Neha Bansal visited the four convicts in their respective cells.

As per prison manual, any documents, including the will of the prisoner, can be signed and attested in the presence of the jail superintendent and the district magistrate or additional district magistrate. PTI

People chant ‘long live Nirbhaya’, ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ outside Tihar

New Delhi: Hundreds of people, carrying the national flag and shouting slogans of ‘long live Nirbhaya’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, gathered outside Tihar Jail since early hours of Friday with some of them distributing sweets after the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were executed.

Among the people who gathered outside the jail was social activist Yogita Bhayana. She held a poster which read ‘Nirbhaya has got justice. The other daughters still await.’

“Justice has been delivered finally,” she said, adding it was a victory of the legal system.

Some people distributed sweets after the convicts were hanged. PTI

 

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