Akshay Thakur Wiki, Age, Wife (Nirbhaya Case) Biography, Family & Facts

Akshay Thakur, born in 1991, was identified as one of the individuals involved in the infamous Nirbhaya bus gang rape case that occurred on December 16, 2012, in Delhi. Hailing from the village of Lehang Karma in Bihar, Akshay was among the convicted perpetrators responsible for the heinous crime.

The actions of Akshay and his associates in committing this crime brought great shame not only to Delhi but to the entire nation of India. The entire country expressed its outrage at this heinous act. Ultimately, after a span of 8 years, the Government of India carried out the execution of the culprits on 20th March 2020, providing a sense of closure to the nation.

Nirbhaya Gangrape Case Convicts Hanged

The four convicts involved in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case were ultimately executed through hanging. Their execution took place at 5 am on Friday in Tihar Jail. Prior to this, on Wednesday, Pawan, the appointed hangman, symbolically hanged effigies representing the four convicts simultaneously. Throughout the trial, the complete team of officers and doctors, including the Director General of the jail, were present.

A picture of taking Akshay Thakur to the gallows

Convicts of Nirbhaya Rape Case

Ram Singh – Main accused. Nirbhaya was severely beaten with an iron rod after the gang rape. He committed suicide in March 2013.

Mukesh Singh- Bus cleaner and brother of Ram Singh. He was also beaten up badly by Nirbhaya and his friend after the rape.

Vinay Sharma- A friend of Mukesh. Was driving the bus at the time of the rape.

Pawan Gupta- was present on the bus at the time of the incident.

Akshay Thakur- A friend of Ram Singh. Originally from Bihar.

Minor convict- Resident of Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. One who urges Nirbhaya to board the bus. Released in 2015 after serving three years in prison.

Early Life, Parents & Personal Information

Akshay Thakur, a resident of Leheng Karma village in Bihar, was born in the year 1991. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a housewife. Unfortunately, there is no available information about his education. According to reports, Thakur was 29 years old at the time of his hanging.

Akshay Thakur and his wife Punita Devi and son
Akshay Thakur and his wife Punita Devi and son

When the media arrived at his village to inquire about the crime, his family members stated that he had relocated to Delhi for employment purposes after getting married.

He mentioned that he would send money to the residence. Furthermore, his parents expressed their disapproval of this illegal activity. Akshay, a married individual, is accompanied by his wife named “Punita Devi.” Although his son’s name remains unknown.

Some Hidden Facts About Akshay Thakur

Quick Info & Wiki
Full Real Name Akshay Thakur.
Year of Birth 1991.
Age at hanging 29.
Date of Hanging 20 March 2020.
Place of Birth Village Lehang Karma, Bihar.
Nationality Indian.
Gender Male.
Sexuality Straight.
Social Media Profiles N/A.
Parents Father: Name Not Known.
Mother: Housewife.
Siblings Not Known.
Physical Stats & More
Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.
Centimeters: 165 cm.
Meters: 1.65 m.
Weight Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
Hair Color Black.
Eye Color Black.
Personal Life
Marital Status Married.
Wife Punita Devi.
Son 1 (name not known).
Highest Qualification N/A
School Not Known.
Alma Mater Will Update.

Punita Devi – Spouse of Akshay Thakur Appeal to the Government

Punita Devi, the wife of Akshaya Thakur, shed tears when the plea to halt the hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case was dismissed by the Delhi lower court. Outside the Patiala House court, Akshay’s wife expressed her anguish, stating that she and her underage son should also face the same fate and be hanged.

Akshay’s spouse recently initiated divorce proceedings at the Bihar Family Court. He expressed his reluctance to continue living with the stigma of being the rapist’s widow. Outside the court on Thursday, he voiced his desire for justice and stated, “I also seek justice. I don’t want to live anymore. My husband is innocent. Why is society targeting us? We have been living with the hope of obtaining justice, but for the past seven years, we have been dying every day.” In a distressing act, she began hitting herself with sandals, prompting the attending lawyers to intervene and provide her with bandages.

Contrarily, Jitendra, the lawyer representing the victim, expressed a firm stance that the convict should not be shown any mercy, while acknowledging the plight of his wife and extending sympathy towards her. Jitendra emphasized that Akshay, being a member of society, cannot be deemed worthy of any leniency despite the unfortunate occurrence of unnatural deaths. He further emphasized that Akshay’s wife had no involvement in the crime, and her inevitable loss of her husband evoked his sympathies.

Akshay’s wife arrived at the courtroom accompanied by her eight-year-old child and expressed her concern to the judge, stating that she believed justice was not being served. She emotionally pleaded, “If you hang my husband, what will become of me and my son? We deserve justice too. Please consider our situation.”

In response, the judge acknowledged the presence of Nirbhaya’s mother and requested Akshay’s wife to share her perspective with her. After the judge delivered the verdict, Akshay’s wife, accompanied by four female police officers and her lawyer, left the courtroom.

Nirbhaya Bus Gang Rape Case

On December 16, 2012, a woman named “Jyoti,” also known as Nirbhaya, and her fiancé Awindra Pratap Panday were heading home after watching a movie. They decided to take a private bus for their journey. Unbeknownst to them, Akshay and his associates were already on board the bus.

Culprits of Nirbhaya rape case
Culprits of Nirbhaya rape case

After some distance, he started teasing Nirbhaya. At the speaking of her fiancé, her comrades beat her and knocked her unconscious. Later all of them raped Nirbhaya. A minor was also involved in the crime.


  • Akshay worked in a factory in Delhi.
  • He moved to Delhi, after his marriage to earn money.
  • Akshay Thakur’s wife supported him for some time.
  • He used to visit the village twice a year.
  • His height was 5 feet 5 inches (in meters 1.65 m).

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