The hanging is given only in the morning. The reason behind this is that all the prisoners are sleeping in the morning. The perpetrator does not have to wait all day. After the hanging, the family members also get time for the last rites. On the morning of the hanging, the guards bring the prisoner to the hanging room under the supervision of the jail superintendent.
New Delhi: The hanging of the Shabnam case is once again being discussed in the whole country. Earlier, at the time of the punishment of the guilty of Nirbhaya, many questions came in the mind of the hanging sentence in the mind of the people. In fact, according to the directions of the Supreme Court in 1983, there is a provision for punishment only in the cases of ‘rarest of the rare’. The time for Shabnam’s hanging is also very close. In such a situation, it is very important to know and understand what are the rules of hanging in India. The punishment comes from the execution of the death warrant after the executioner hangs the culprit. Very few people even know about what the executioner says near the ear of the convict at the last moment.
From Death Warrant to be Hanged Till Death
After the execution of the sentence, the death warrant is issued. Plea is sought to stop the hanging through mercy petition. After the mercy petition is dismissed, a death warrant is issued, in which the date and time of the execution are fixed. Further process of execution is done according to the jail manual. It cannot be hanged without following the rules. After the death warrant is issued, the prisoner is informed about the date of execution. Not only this, the jail superintendents also inform the administration.
Mannequin is hanged before hanging
Before this, the executioner hangs an effigy of the prisoner’s weight and conducts trials. Hanging rope is ordered. The rope, liver everything is checked a day before. Information is sent to 15 inmates of the prisoner’s family. So that he can meet her one last time.
Hanging time and time fixed
The hanging is given only in the morning. The reason behind this is that all the prisoners are sleeping in the morning. The perpetrator does not have to wait all day. After the hanging, the family members also get time for the last rites. On the morning of the hanging, the guards bring the prisoner to the hanging room under the supervision of the jail superintendent. Besides the executioner, three officers are present at the time of hanging. These three officers are jail superintendents, medical officers and magistrates. Before hanging, the superintendent tells the magistrate that the prisoner has been identified and has been read out to read the death warrant. Prisoners are signed on the death warrant.
The prisoner is bathed and given new clothes
On the day of execution, the prisoner is bathed and given new clothes. After this, he is brought to the place where he is to be hanged. The prisoner is asked his last wish before being hanged. But the wishes are fulfilled only, which are in the prison manual. Only the executioner is with him while hanging at the last moment. The executioner pulls the lever while hanging but says something in his ear before that.
Executioner’s last words in the prisoner’s ear
Just a few seconds before being hanged, the executioner comes to the prisoner and says in his ear that salute the Hindus, Ram and Ram. ‘I am forced in front of my duty’. I wish you to follow the path of your truth. After saying this the executioner pulls the lever. Till the convict’s life is gone, he is kept hanging. Then the doctors search the pulse of the guilty. After the death is confirmed, the dead body is handed over to the next of kin.