The Hush Post| 4:23 pm|one-minute-read|
After ordering execution ropes, the Tihar jail officials have sought the services of two hangmen from Uttar Pradesh. One of them is hangman Pawan.
This, with December 16 drawing closer, the day when the most brutal gangrape took place in Delhi — the Nirbhaya gangrape.
Director General (DG) of UP Prisons (Administration and Reform Services), Anand Kumar has confirmed this. He said that Tihar jail superintendent had written to the UP prison authorities asking services of two hangmen.
The UP Prison authorities received the request after Pawan Gupta, one of the convicts in the 2012 gang rape case, was shifted to Tihar Jail from Mandoli jail late on Sunday night.
Three other convicts in the case — Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma — are already in Tihar Jail.
The UP Prison authorities will provide hangman to the Tihar jail authorities as and when required.
The only certified hangman lives in Meerut is on stand by
Prison officials said the UP prison administration has two hangmen on its rolls, one in Lucknow and another in Meerut.
Pawan, the only ‘certified’ hangman in Uttar Pradesh, lives in Meerut, which is close to Delhi. The authorities have informally informed him about the job at hand.
Pawan’s family have been hangmen for four generations now.
“We do not get emotional about this. If a person is to be hanged, he must have something very wrong. My only concern is that death for the convict should be as painless as possible because he is already facing the fear of death,” Pawan said.
He said that he had learned the technique of hanging from his grandfather and father.
He was to hang the Nithari killing accused Surendra Koli about three years ago.
Meanwhile, in the Nirbhaya case that took place on December 16, 2012, six persons brutally raped a 23-year-old paramedic in a moving bus.