Tihar Jail performs 'dummy execution' with sacks for Nirbhaya rape case convicts
New Delhi : A 'dummy execution' with sacks has been performed at the Tihar Jail as the authorities prepare for the execution of Nirbhaya Gangrape Case convicts on January 22.
Convicts Pawan Gupta, Akshay, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh will be hanged by neck to death at 7am on January 22, a Delhi court had ruled earlier this month.
The dummy execution was carried out by the jail authorities to test the gallows using sacks filled with debris and stones in accordance to the body weights of the four convicts.
The test was done at Jail No 3 of Tihar, Asia's largest prison complex, where the convicts will be executed.
It is the same cell where parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was executed in 2013.
The four men will be hanged together, a first in India.
The Uttar Pradesh Prison authority has confirmed that Pawan Jallad from Meerut will be sent to hang the four convicts, a senior jail official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.