Death Sentence Can Be Imposed Only When Life Imprisonment Appears To Be An Altogether Inappropriate Punishment: Supreme Court

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“We are not convinced that the probability of reform of the accused/appellant is low, in the absence of prior offending history and keeping in mind his overall conduct. ” While commuting death sentence awarded to a man convicted for rape and murder of a five year old girl, the Supreme Court observed that death sentence… Read more »

Uttrakhand HC for death sentence to those who rape minors

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 The Uttarakhand High Court has suggested that the state government bring in a law which imposes death penalty for raping minors, so that it acts as a strong deterrent against such offences. A division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh yesterday made the observation, while upholding the death sentence of a man, who… Read more »

Court awards death sentence to man in rape and murder case

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

A 47-year old man was on Tuesday awarded death sentence by a Giridih court for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl in 2011. Giridih District and Additional Sessions Court Judge Sunil Kumar found Mathura Yadav guilty of the crime that took place at Badidih village. The court also awarded a two-year rigorous prison term to… Read more »

Death sentence to husband for murdering wife

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A man was today awarded death sentence for mudering his wife and their maid at their residence in the city about five years ago by hiring a contract killer. The contract killer Somnath Tanti was awarded life imprisonment by the Alipore Judges Court. Judge Siddhartha Kanjilal, delivering the judgement, said it was a rarest of… Read more »

HC confirms death sentence given to 25-yr-old girl

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today confirmed the death sentence awarded to three people, including a 25-year-old girl, in a triple murder case. Public Prosecutor Raghvendra Singh Bais told reporters that the sessions court had awarded capital punishment to Neha Verma (25), Manoj Atod (32) and Rahul Chowdhary (22) on December 13, last year, terming… Read more »

Sisters awaiting execution for mass murder move HC

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Two sisters from Kolhapur whose mercy petitions against capital punishment were rejected by the President recently, on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court praying their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. The sisters–Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit–have, in their petition, contended that the President had taken more than five years to decide their mercy… Read more »

Amnesty welcomes SC death row decision

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The Supreme Court’s decision to commute the death sentences of 15 convicts was a positive step for human rights in India, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Amnesty in a statement termed the apex court’s decision “historic” and also welcomed the setting down of guidelines to safeguard the rights of prisoners on death row and their families…. Read more »

Those who attack women should be brought to justice: UN

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As four convicts in the Dec 16 gang-rape of a young woman were Friday sentenced to death, the UN said though it was against capital punishment, perpetrators of crimes against women should be brought to justice. “While the UN does not support capital punishment, perpetrators of crimes against women must be brought to justice,” Rebecca… Read more »

Death for all four in Dec 16 gang rape

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Four convicts in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case were on Friday awarded death penalty by a Delhi court which said the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated. “Death to all,” Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna said while delivering the verdict in the case that had evoked nationwide outrage and led the government to bring… Read more »