Nirbhaya case: TN cop allies for hangman job

A Head Constable from Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu has written a letter to the Director-General of Police, Tihar jail stating his willingness to serve as an executioner in the Delhi jail.

Forty-two-year-old S Subash Srinivasan, a native of Sivaganga district, was quoted as saying by TOI he has not received a response so far, though the postal department told him his registered post letter had reached its destination on Monday morning.

In the letter to the DGP incharge of Tihar, Srinivasan said he does not want to be paid for the job. He said, “I came to know that there was no executioner to hang the convicts in the gruesome rape case and I wanted to volunteer for it. A strong message has to be sent to people, who commit heinous crimes that they can’t escape death.”

After reading about a lack of executioner in Tihar jail to hang the Nirbaya case convicts, Subash Srinivasan volunteered to take up the role. In his letter, the police official wrote that there is no need to pay him. “The work you give will be effective. So, I humbly ask you to let me work there,” read his letter.

This is not the first time that Subash Srinivasan has been in the news. He had made news when he was involved in removing nails from trees which were put up by advertisement agencies. He was also in news for supplying water for the needy and also cremating unclaimed bodies.

Five men and a juvenile had gang-raped and murdered physiotherapy student Nirbhaya in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. One of the them committed suicide, the other four are on death row.