A viral message is being circulated on social media claiming that Nirbhaya‘s rapists will be hanged at 5 AM on 16th December 2019.
We saw many Facebook users spreading the news.
We also came across a user on Twitter sharing the same message.
Mercy petition of #Nirbhaya‘s rapists rejected!!
All four will be hanged at 5AM on 16th December 2019.
PS: This Violates the Basic Human Law “Right To Life”#BanCapitalPunishment #AbolishDeathPenalty
— #CONgressMuktBharat (@sagenaradamuni) December 8, 2019
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be FALSE.
We took the relevant keywords and did a Google search and came across various reports that states ‘Nirbhaya killers likely to be hanged soon’.
A report on ANI news-wire states that the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday said, “The work which is being done now should have been done many years ago. Anyway, at least they are waking up. Before December 16, the guilty in Nirbhaya case should be hanged.”
Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea of 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma that later triggered speculation over hanging.
The 2012 Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, New Delhi.
In conclusion, at the time of filing the report, no official statement was released by MHA which clearly states that Nirbhaya rapists will be hanged on December 16, 2019.
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