NATIONAL | MARCH 19, 2020 (IANS):
With hours left for the execution of four men convicted of rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, the preparation to hang them by the noose is in full swing in Tihar Jail.
Pawan Jallad, the hangman from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district, has been tasked with the duty to hang the four convicts — Vinay, Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh — on March 20 at 5:30 am.
It will be carried out as per the guidelines prescribed under the Delhi Prison Rules, 2018.
Tihar Jail Additional Inspector General Raj Kumar told IANS that as shown in movies, no food is offered to the convicts or last wish asked for on the day of the execution.
As per the prison rules, on the day of the execution, the four prisoners sentenced to death will be first marched to the scaffold with their hands pinioned behind their back.