Ballia, Mar 20: After execution of Nirbhaya gangrape convicts at 0530 hours on Friday, her ancestral village Merwara Kala in this district of Uttar Pradesh burst into celebrations.
Sweets were distributed and the villagers played Holi, hailing the verdict.
"It was an end of a dark night and today it is a new morning. Villagers did not celebrate Holi this year and now, they all are celebrating it," Nirbhaya's grandfather Lalji Singh told reporters.
''This hanging is a congratulation to every girl, every woman of this country who identified with my granddaughter, Justice took too long, but it has finally been delivered,'' he said. (UNI)