Nirbhaya case: Convicts to be hanged on March 3

All four convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will be executed at 6 am on March 3. The fresh date was issued by Patiala House court on Monday.

Reacting to the new date, Nirbhaya's mother said that she was cautiously hopeful that the convicts will be hanged on March 3.

"The date has been finally issued, but I am not very happy because this is the third time that the date had to be announced due to postponements. I am hopeful that the convicts will be hanged on March 3," she said.

Nirbhaya's father said that the court's order goes to show that sooner or later criminals are brought to justice.

The court has issued the date of execution of four convicts -- Mukesh Kumar (32), Akshay Singh (31), Vinay Sharma (26) and Pawan Gupta (25) -- twice before, but it had to postpone after one or the convict filed a fresh plea.

While all the other convicts have now exhausted their legal remedies, Pawan Gupta can still potentially cause a delay or change in judgment as he can still file a curative plea as well as a mercy petition before the President.