Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh Singh was sexually abused in the Tihar Jail, his lawyers told in the Supreme Court on 28 January during a hearing seeking judicial review of the rejection of mercy petition by the president. The lawyer also claimed that the Mukesh Singh's co-convict in the Nirbhaya case was killed in the jail but the case was closed as suicide. Ram Singh has been found hanging in his cell in March 2013.
The trial court has issued a death warrant for the four convicts Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar at 6 am on February 1. The convicts made several attempts to escape. The jail officials have conducted trials to hang the convicts. Now we have to see that the culprits will be hanged on February 1 or not.
A 23-year-old physiotherapist, who was popularly known as Nirbhay was brutally gang-raped and assaulted in the moving bus by six people on 16 December 2012, she died of her injuries a fortnight later in a Singapore hospital.