Tamil Nadu cop wants to be the hangman of rapists in Nirbhaya Case
Chennai : One job that no one wants is of a hangman in jail, but a constable in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district has volunteered to execute Nirbhaya’s rapists after learning that Delhi’s Tihar jail does not have a hangman.
42-year-old S Subash Srinivasan has offered himself for the post to get a chance to hang the rapists who were awarded capital punishment two years ago.
In a letter to Tihar Jail authorities on December 6, the head constable mentioned that he wants to volunteer for the vacant post of hangman as mentioned in the Tamil news daily.
“The rape and murder of Nirbhaya was an unforgivable gruesome crime and a heinous one. Hence, I am volunteering to be the hangman so that the punishment is not postponed for want of a person to carry out the execution,” says Subash, who joined the police force in 1997.
A post graduate, he is a recipient of the State Government’s Anna Medal for gallantry. He received it from late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2013 for saving a girl from drowning in a well.
He also admitted that he has no experience in the job but have enough courage to do the job effectively.
“I have taken a vow before our family deity to tonsure my head if I get the permission and execute the death penalty to the Nirbhaya killers,” says the cop whose father was in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.
Earlier, he used to do the last rites of unclaimed bodies to give a dignified funeral. He has performed the last rites of 10 people since 2004.