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Godse to Nirbhaya rapists – Why all convicts get hanged by ropes made in Bihars Buxar Jail?

 

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Nathuram Godse to Nirbhaya rapists – Why all convicts get hanged by ropes made in Bihars Buxar Jail?

Justice was delayed but not denied. All the four convicts of the gruesome Nirbhaya rape and murder case – Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh were finally hanged to death at New Delhis Tihar Jail at 5:30 am on March 20, 2020.

The hanging ropes for all four convicts were ready and were handed over to Tihar Jail authorities since months.

 

What makes these hanging ropes or noose so distinctive?

Only Bihars Buxar Central Jail makes these hanging ropes in India. Only four convicts have been hanged in the last 20 years in our country. Last time the Buxar Jail provided a hanging rope was for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.

 

Convicts who were hanged using Buxar Jails ropes

The Buxar Jail is the only jail in the country that holds monopoly in manufacturing hanging ropes for death row convicts. Right from Mahatma Gandhi’s assassinator Nathuram Godse, who was hanged in November 1949 to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, 1993 bomb blast convict Yakub Memon, 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab to 2012 Nirbhaya convicts, Buxar Jail enjoyed the monopoly in the country by supplying hanging ropes for all the above convicts death penalties.

 

Buxar Jails history

British rulers in 1880 established the jail and in 1884 they brought a machine in the jail to manufacture hanging ropes. Prior to 1884, Philippines capital Manila used to export hanging ropes to India that led to the term ? Manila Ropes.

Soon due to the Indian Factories Act, Buxar Jail got the exclusive right to manufacture hanging ropes in India as a result others were prohibited to manufacture the same.

 

How is the hanging rope different from regular ropes

Unlike regular ropes, hanging ropes are very soft yet strong. The Britishers due to the weather and availability of water near the jail at that time gave the prisoners the exclusive right to prepare hanging ropes that required a lot of water.

The river water was used for softening the hanging ropes. Typically the hanging ropes that weigh around 1.5 kg costs ₹2120.

 

How these hanging ropes are made

Earlier, a specific kind of yarn known as J-34, cotton for which was cultivated in Punjab, was used to make these hanging ropes in the jail.

Today instead of raw cotton, Punjab provides processed yarn for making the hanging ropes. As it was situated on the banks of Ganga, the quality of cotton had the right amount of moisture that was required for making these hanging ropes.

There is a specific formula for making the hanging rope. Employees designated for the purpose oversee it.

As per a report in India Today, J-34 fibres are braided into yarns, 154 such yarns are woven to prepare 154 braids.

Six such braids are used to make rope. A lot of water is used at every stage to make sure that hanging rope is soft.

The rule of execution says that the hanging rope has to cause death of the condemned person but cannot inflict any injury on the neck. It is ascertained in the post-mortem of the body.

Mostly, senior jail inmates who are serving life sentences are asked to prepare the ropes. It is ensured that convicts on death row are not involved in making these ropes.

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Delhi man attacks barking dog, neighbours with iron rod leaving them all injured

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Delhi

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A shocking video of a man violently attacking a dog and his three neighbours with an iron rod in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar area has surfaced online. The man reportedly got angry after the dog barked at him.

The injured family members are reported to be receiving treatment. Rakshit, one of the family members, earlier said that he filed a complaint but a First Information Report (FIR) was yet to be filed. The dog has a clot in the head following the attack.

A video, which was shared by news agency ANI, shows the man heading to a home in a fit of anger in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. He is followed by a woman and both of them are seen locked in a fight as he picks up a rod. After they fall to the ground, a disturbing standoff ensues. The woman holds on to the man’s foot as he attacks her with the rod. Later, two other men come to help her when the attacker leaves.

In the later half of the video, the man comes back to attack the family and the dog. The woman is trying to check on the dog who falls on the ground.

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Amravati man killed for allegedly supporting Nupur Sharma; Amit Shah hands over probe to NIA

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Delhi

Home Minister Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah has ordered the NIA (National Investigative Agency) to take over the probe of the murder of an Amravati chemist who was allegedly killed for supporting BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad.

Shah’s office tweeted: “MHA has handed over the investigation of the case relating to the barbaric killing of Shri Umesh Kolhe in Amravati Maharashtra on 21st June to NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investigated.”

54-year-old Kolhe was murdered on June 21, a week before Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor from Udaipur, was killed for supporting Sharma’s views. Kolhe’s throat was slit while he was going home from his shop.

The police, so far, have arrested five persons: Mudassir Ahmed Shaikh Ibrahim (22), Shahrukh Pathan Khan (23), Abdul Taufeeq Tasleem (24), Shoeb Khan (29), and Ateef Rashid. All five accused except Adbul, have no previous offences or crime records. Abdul, in the past, was booked for skirmish at a mosque.

The judicial custody of the five accused was extended till July 5 by a local court on Saturday.

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SHOCKER: 4 gang rape monitor lizard in Maharashtra, record act on phone; get arrested

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Radhika Dhawad | Ratnagiri

Monitor Lizard (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

In the most unbelievable incident ever, four men were arrested for allegedly raping a Bengal monitor lizard in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR). The reserve is spread over four districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The gruesome incident took place at Gothane village in Ratnagiri district on March 31 when the four accused illegally entered Chandoli National Park (part of the reserve). One of the four was also carrying a gun for hunting.

The Maharashtra Forest Department checked the mobile phone of one of the accused and that’s when he learnt about the incident. The officials found the recording of the act, which showed the accused allegedly gang-raping the monitor lizard.

A forest official said the four accused were identified as Sandeep Tukaram Pawar, Mangesh Kamtekar, Akshay Kamtekar and Ramesh Ghag.

The official said, “During the investigation, the forest officials found that the accused had allegedly raped a Bengal monitor lizard. Their act was also recorded in a mobile phone of one of the accused persons. We have recovered all the related evidence from the accused and they were granted forest department custody initially, but are out on bail now. They have been asked to mark their presence before the forest officer, who is probing the case, every Monday.”
“The four accused have been booked under various sections of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972,” said field director of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR), Nanasaheb Ladkat.

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