Nirbhaya Case: News

09 May 2023

Aaftab Poonawalla

Shraddha Walkar case: Poonawalla charged with murder, pleads not guilty

The Saket Court in Delhi reportedly framed charges of murder and disappearance of evidence against Aaftab Poonawalla, accused of strangling his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar to death in May 2022 and chopping her body into 35 pieces, on Tuesday.

11 Apr 2023

Shraddha Walkar

Shraddha Walkar murder: Father alleges investigative loopholes, attacks Poonawalla's parents

Vikas Walkar, the father of Shraddha Walkar—who was allegedly murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawalla in Delhi last year—demanded a fast-track trial in the case, alleging several loopholes in the investigation.

06 Jan 2021

Tihar Jail

UP horror: Woman gang-raped, rod inserted in private parts; dies

In a horrific incident that revives memories of the Nirbhaya incident, a middle-aged woman was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh.

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

A day ahead of the execution of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta (25).

Nirbhaya convicts will not be hanged tomorrow; execution postponed

A Delhi court on Monday postponed the execution of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case until further orders.

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of convict Pawan

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative petition of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

2 Nirbhaya convicts move Delhi court seeking stay on execution

Two convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case have approached a Delhi court, seeking a stay on their execution on March 3.

22 Feb 2020

Patiala House Court

Regarding last meeting with families, Tihar writes to Nirbhaya's rapists

Tihar jail has written to four men, who are on death row for brutally raping a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, regarding their final meeting with their respective families.

20 Feb 2020

Tihar Jail

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapist tries hurting himself inside Tihar

Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts facing death in connection to the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself inside Tihar jail, said reports.

17 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Nirbhaya rape convicts to be hanged on March 3

On Monday, a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts in the 2012 "Nirbhaya" gang-rape and murder case.

Nirbhaya's mother cries in court again, reminds it's been years

Asha Devi, whose daughter was brutally raped and left to die in 2012 in Delhi, broke down inside a Delhi court on Wednesday as the hearing pertaining to convicts' death warrant was adjourned for Thursday.

05 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

#LastChance: Nirbhaya convicts asked to exhaust legal remedies within 7-days

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed all four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case to exhaust all legal remedies available to them within a week's time.

Nirbhaya case: Convict Akshay's curative plea dismissed by SC

On Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed the curative petition of Akshay Singh, one of the four convicts on a death row in connection to the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapists approach court again

In what can be seen as another tactic to delay the death sentence, two convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case have approached the court again.

23 Jan 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

20 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts of the horrendous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case pleaded in Supreme Court that he was a minor when the crime happened in 2012, but his plea was rejected today.

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

The Bar Council of Delhi on Saturday issued a notice to the lawyer appearing for a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

18 Jan 2020


Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.

Nirbhaya convicts will now be hanged on February 1

In a fresh turn of events, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will now be hanged on February 1.

17 Jan 2020

Mukesh Singh

Mercy plea of Nirbhaya's rapist rejected by President Kovind

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition filed by one of the four convicts who raped Nirbhaya in 2012.

15 Jan 2020

Delhi High Court

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

The four men, who raped and brutally assaulted a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi in 2012, won't be hanged on January 22, Delhi government informed the High Court on Wednesday.

Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

Scheduled to be hanged in a week, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case broke prison rules 23 times during their stay at Delhi's Tihar Jail, reports said.

12 Jan 2020


Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.

07 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

The four men, who raped Nirbhaya in 2012, will be hanged till death on January 22 at 7 am, Delhi's Patiala Court announced on Tuesday.

03 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

DCW chief writes to Modi demanding death penalty for rapists

On Tuesday, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said the police stopped her from sitting on an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar.

File mercy plea or face death: Tihar to Nirbhaya convicts

Seven years after a 23-year-old was subject to inhumane assault in a moving bus in Delhi, the convicts have been told that they can either file a mercy plea before President or wait for their death sentence.

11 May 2019


IPS officer, who cracked Nirbhaya gang-rape case, gets leadership award

On 17 December 2012, India woke up to a horrific crime, one which hung humanity's head in shame. A 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi.

MHA distributes special kits to help probe sexual assault cases

Over 3,100 special kits for collecting blood and semen samples, besides other evidence, to carry out immediate investigations into sexual assault cases have been distributed among States and Union Territories by the Home Affairs Ministry.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

#NirbhayaCase: Make country better place for women, says CM Mamata

On the sixth anniversary of the Nirbhaya gang rape, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged people to make the country a better place for women.

26 Oct 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Police files charge-sheet against three in gang-rape case

The West Bengal Police has filed a charge-sheet against three persons in connection with the gangrape of a woman in Jalpaiguri district on October 20.

22 Oct 2018

West Bengal

WB: Woman allegedly raped by relative, rod inserted in private-parts

In what makes for a brutal incident, a tribal woman was allegedly raped by her relative in West Bengal, and a rod was inserted in her private parts.

Nirbhaya's mother approaches DCW over delay in execution of convicts

The mother of the 23-year-old paramedic student, who was brutally gang-raped and murdered in 2012, today said she approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to look into the delay in execution of the convicts.

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC rejects convicts' plea

The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the death penalty of three convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case, who had filed review petitions.

25 May 2018


Utilizing Nirbhaya-Fund, Mumbai-Police to get drones, AI for women's safety

Becoming the first of the eight 'safe cities' earmarked by Centre for utilizing Nirbhaya Fund, Mumbai Police have made an elaborate plan to ensure women's safety.

14 Apr 2018

Sexual Assault

Kathua, Unnao: Has anything changed for India's women since Nirbhaya?

On December 16, 2012, a paramedical student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, an incident that forced India to confront the horrors of gender-based sexual violence prevalent in the country.

13 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Dear Modiji, don't you forget, 'Janta Maaf Nahi Karegi'

Does 'Humari betiyon ko suraksha naa de paane wale logon, janta maaf nai karegi' ring a bell?

16 Mar 2018


Former top cop insults Nirbhaya, her mother, and all women

A former Karnataka top cop created controversy with his misogynistic and patronizing statements.

16 Feb 2018

Madhya Pradesh

You value a rape at Rs. 6,000?: SC rebukes MP

The SC was shocked to find out that Madhya Pradesh (MP), which got the highest amount among states from the Nirbhaya Fund, spent around just Rs. 6,000 on an average per rape victim.

02 Feb 2018


Budget'18: Delhi Police gets allocation of over Rs. 7,000 crore

In the Union Budget 2018-19 announced on Thursday, the Delhi Police has been allocated Rs. 7,426 crore for the next fiscal year, that shows an increase of Rs. 1,048 crore over the current year.

14 Jan 2018


Haryana: Minor girl found dead with mangled private-parts, ruptured liver

In yet another spine-chilling Nirbhaya-like incident in Haryana, a minor girl was brutally murdered; her body with completely mutilated private parts and ruptured liver was found near a canal in Jind district's Budhakhera village.