Kerala techie applies for hangman’s job to execute Nirbhaya convicts
Thiruvananthapuram: With the noose tightening on the accused in the Nirbhaya rape case, a Kerala techie has applied for the job of the hangman.
Raymond Roblin Donston, a software tester with an IT firm at Technopark, has written to the President of India and DG, Prisons, of Tihar jail volunteering his services to execute the verdict in Nirbhaya case.
Donston claims that he has done online and offline research on execution before applying. “It’s not just a protest. As a responsible citizen, I have set myself to hang them. During my college time, I was an active petty officer cadet in Naval NCC and had been trained in different types of knots, including hangmen’s noose. In India, we use ‘long-drop hanging method’ and I have learned every minute detail about it too,” the 42-year-old told the local edition of ToI.
But he is not alone. He is one among the many applicants from across the country who are itching to execute the four convicts in gruesome Nirbhaya case.
“I proudly offer myself as a volunteer to be an executioner to ensure that the verdict of March 13, 2014, with regard to Nirbhaya case, is executed,” he wrote in his application addressed to President of India.
A copy of the email has been marked to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, minister for law, justice and legislative affairs Kailash Gahlot, DIG of prisons SS Parihar and member secretary of National Legal Service Authority Alok Agarwal. On December 13, he received an acknowledgement email from Gurpal Singh, secretary to the minister for law, justice and legislative affairs.
Datson hails from Kollam and resides in Thiruvananthapuram.