Death penalty for rape and murder of 3-year-old girl

A court in Odishas Keonjhar district on Thursday sentenced a man to death penalty for rape and murder of a three-year-old girl. Additional District Court-cum Special Court Judge Lokanath Sahu pronounced capital punishment to 20-year-old Sunil Kumar Naik after convicting him for rape and murder of the minor girl on January 13, 2017. Naik was […]

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Hate crime in Rajasthan now punishable by death penalty

The bill on hate crimes also provides punishment for holding assemblies to condemn inter-caste, inter-community marriages in the name of family honour. The Rajasthan assembly passed two bills on Monday in which death penalty has been proposed for hate crimes against couples in the name of honour & tradition, & life imprisonment for mob lynching. […]

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Man awarded death penalty, wife gets life term in murder case

A court in Rajasthan’s Kota has awarded death sentence to a man and life imprisonment to his wife in a five-year-old robbery and murder case here. An additional district judge [ADJ] on Wednesday pronounced the verdict, holding the man guilty of looting and murdering a couple at their home in the city and his wife […]

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27% in award of death penalty in 2017: NLU report

2017 saw a significant drop of nearly 27 per cent in award of death penalty by sessions courts but showed an increase in number of convicts sent to gallows for murders involving sexual violence, a report published by the National Law University (NLU) said. The report titled ‘Death Penalty in India, Annual Statistics for the […]

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Jigisha murder: HC commutes death penalty to 2 to life term

The Delhi High Court today commuted the death penalty awarded to two convicts in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case to life imprisonment. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta, however, upheld the life imprisonment awarded to the third convict by a trial court in the case. “We commute death sentence awarded […]

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Red Fort attack case: SC to rehear convict Arif’s plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the plea of Mohammad Arif, the lone death row convict in the 2000 Red Fort attack case, for a fresh hearing of his dismissed review petition in the open court. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur modified the apex court’s September 2, 2014 verdict by […]

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Rape, murder of 4-yr-old girl: Convict moves SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Tuesday the appeal of a 48-year-old man awarded death penalty by the Rajasthan High Court for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour at Sriganganagar in 2012. Besides the convict, his juvenile son also took part in the offence of rape and murder of the minor. […]

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Bhullar’s wife moves SC for stay on execution of death penalty

NEW DELHI: 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s wife on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking stay on execution of his death sentence till her review plea against its verdict is decided. She submitted in her plea that she has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict of April 12 in which the court had rejected […]

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Man gets death penalty for killing three siblings

A local court has awarded death penalty to a man for abducting and killing three three minor siblings in February 2011 in Ratnapur town of the district here in Bilaspur. First additional district and sessions judge Neeta Yadav yesterday sentenced – Manoj Suryawanshi – to death for abducting and killing the children from his neighbourhood. According […]

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All hopes shattered: Bhullar’s wife

The wife of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, whose plea to commute death sentence to life term was on Friday dismissed by the Supreme Court, said all her hopes have been shattered after an 18-year wait and questioned why he had been “singled out”. “The court did not consider our point. We were hopeful that […]

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