Who was last hanged in India?

Who was last hanged in India?

Yakub Memon

Are Nirbhaya victims hanged?

Nirbhaya case: Four Indian men executed for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder. Four Indian men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012 have been hanged. Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.

Who all were hanged to death in India?


No. Name Date
1 Rasha alias Raghuraj Singh 9 September 1947
2 Mahantappa Gangappa 30 December 1947
3 Singavarapu Mahalakshmudu 3 April 1948
4 Bhavana Venkadu 13 April 1948

Who was the first person hanged in India?

Dhananjoy Chatterjee

Are Nirbhaya culprits hanged?

The four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, who were hanged in Tihar jail early morning on Friday, did not take a bath and also skipped their breakfast, the last meal, before the execution of sentence.

What is the most humane form of execution?

The electric chair was first invented as a more humane alternative to hanging. Like the guillotine and the lethal injection, it was seen as civilised and scientific.

What determines if someone gets the death penalty?

Like all criminal cases, the jury in a death penalty trial is chosen from a pool of potential jurors through a process called voir dire. However, because the jury determines the sentence in capital trials, those juries must also be “death qualified,” that is, able to impose the death penalty in at least some cases.

Who got hanged in India?

The most recent executions in India took place in March 2020, when the four men convicted of the gangrape and murder of Jyoti Singh in Delhi in December 2012 were hanged in the Tihar Prison Complex in Delhi….Capital punishment in non-IPC offences.

Act Section Offence description
Army Act, 1950 38 (1) Desertion

What are the arguments for and against the death penalty?

The most common and most cogent argument against capital punishment is that sooner or later, innocent people will get killed, because of mistakes or flaws in the justice system. Witnesses, (where they are part of the process), prosecutors and jurors can all make mistakes.

What are good reasons for the death penalty?

Arguments in favour of capital punishment

  • Retribution.
  • Deterrence.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Prevention of re-offending.
  • Closure and vindication.
  • Incentive to help police.
  • A Japanese argument.