Four men convicted of gang raping woman in India given new date to be hanged

Four scumbags convicted of the gang rape and murder of a young woman in India have been given a new date they will be hanged – but fears remain it could be set back even further.

The death warrant was issued after the tragedy on a bus in New Delhi, India, in 2012.

Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma 26, Mukesh Kumar, 32, and Akshay Kumar Singh, 31, were originally given a date on January 22.

But it has recently been delayed until February 1.

It came after two of the convicts had launched a mercy petition, according to reports.

  • Four men who gang raped and murdered student in vile India attack to be hanged

However, fears remain it could be delayed even further.

OutlookIndia reports it could be delayed by another month, with two convicts yet to launch their mercy petitions which could spark another delay.

The tragedy sparked huge protests in response to the country's sexual violence problems.

The victim, Jyoti Singh, 23, was a student dubbed "Nirbhaya", translating to "Fearless".

She was heading home with a male friend from the cinema when they entered the bus.

They beat the man with a metal bar before raping the woman, then dumping them both naked on the road.

The woman died two weeks later.

Jyoti's mother, Asha Devi, previously said outside court: "Their tactic to delay hanging has been rejected.

"I'll be satisfied only when they're hanged on Feb 1.

"Just like they're delaying it one after other, they must be hanged one by one so that they understand what it means to toy with law."

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