New Delhi: Ahead of March 3 — the scheduled date for the hanging of the four convicts of the Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Tihar jail authorities are completing the routine procedures of the last few days. Death row convicts get to meet their parents/relatives for the last time before execution. Since the date of the execution of the four — Mukesh, Pawan, Akshay and Vinay — has postponed twice before, some formalities have already been done. Tihar jail authorities said that Mukesh and Pawan have already met their families before February 1. Akshay and Vinay have now been asked when they want to meet their family members. Also Read - Vinay Not Well, Refusing to Recognise Mother, Lawyer Tells Court; Court Seeks Report On Vinay's Health From Tihar Jail
This is the third date for the execution as the first two dates of January 22 and February 1 were postponed as all legal remedies were not exhausted. Also Read - Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Delhi Court Rejects Tihar Jail's Request to Hang Convicts on February 20
On Thursday, a Delhi Court sought responses from Tihar jail authorities on a plea by Vinay’s lawyer AP Singh seeking better treatment for what he claimed as his mental illness, schizophrenia and head and arm injuries. Also Read - Not a Jio Advertisement, But Tihar Tells Court it Can't Block Jio's 4G
Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana directed the prison authorities to file its reply on the plea by Vinay Kumar Sharma on Saturday. Vinay injured himself by banging her head against a wall on Sunday. On Monday, the new death warrant was issued. Lawyer AP Singh has also approached the Election Commission as well complaining against the process in which Delhi government rejected Vinay’s mercy plea.