Tag: Death Penalty

SC initiates suo moto case on developing guidelines in death penalty matters
SC initiates suo moto case on developing guidelines in death penalty matters

A three-judge bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat, and P.S. Narasimha sought assistance from Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, and also issued a notice to the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).

Odisha Court Upholds Death Penalty Of Nine In 'Witch-Hunting' Case
Odisha Court Upholds Death Penalty Of Nine In 'Witch-Hunting' Case

Rayagada district judge today upheld the judgement passed by Gunupur Additional District and Sessions judge in 2019.

Nayagarh Murder Case
Pari Murder Case: Family Adamant On CBI Probe, Death Penalty For Killer

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government has initiated process for a probe by Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the murder of five-year-old girl Pari in Nayagarh district, the parents of the minor girl seem to unhappy with the move and have demanded CBI probe into the case. “I want CBI investigation into the abduction and […]

SC on stranded migrant labourers
Death Penalty Is Not Open Ended That Can Be Challenged All The Time By Condemned Prisoners: SC

New Delhi: Observing that the “finality” of death sentence is extremely important, the Supreme Court on Thursday said condemned prisoners should not be under the impression that the death penalty remains “open ended” and can be challenged all the time by them. In remarks that came against the backdrop of the four death row convicts […]

Indira Jaising Urges Nirbhaya's Mother To Follow Sonia Gandhi's Example

New Delhi: Senior advocate Indira Jaising has urged Nirbhaya’s mother to “follow the example” of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, suggesting that she pardons the four men sentenced to death for raping her daughter in 2012. The four convicts are scheduled to be hanged at 6 am on February 1 in the gangrape and murder case. Jaising, […]

Undertrial Prisoner Dies Of Heart Attack Day After Court Hands Death Penalty To Another Inmate

Keonjhar: A day after the Additional District Judge (ADJ) court handed death penalty to one Sunil Nayak, lodged at Keonjhar Jail, in connection with the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl, another inmate of the jail accused in rape charges died of cardiac arrest Friday morning. The deceased under-trial prisoner Turi Munda was arrested […]

Nirbhaya Gangrape: Convicts Could Be Executed Soon

New Delhi: The death penalty to the four remaining convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case will soon be carried out if not challenged before the President within seven days, Tihar jail authorities said. The Tihar Jail administration has issued a notice to the convicts in this regard. “Three of the four convicts are lodged in […]

Death Sentence To 16 For Torching 18-Yr-Old Girl Student In Bangladesh

Dhaka: Sixteen people including the head of a madrasa were sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court on Thursday for burning alive a teenage girl student for refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against him. The gruesome murder took place in April when a gang of killers poured kerosene over 18-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi […]

POCSO Court Awards Death Penalty To Salepur Minor Girl Rape & Murder Accused

Cuttack: A special POCSO court in Cuttack today awarded capital punishment to the accused in the sensational rape and murder case of a six-year-old girl in Salepur area last year. Sheikh Mustaq, who was accused of raping and murdering the minor girl from Jagannathpur village under Salepur police limits was charged under Sections 376 (A), […]

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi police pushes for prosecution of Tharoor on murder charge

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday urged a city court to prosecute Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for abetment to suicide or “in alternative” on murder charge in the case of death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. “Please frame sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty), 306 (abetment of suicide) […]

'... Have Death Penalty For Child Rapists'

Chandigarh: Expressing anguish over the rape of a four-year-old student of a private school in Punjab’s Sangrur district two days ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded death penalty for the accused. In a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AAP leader and Sunam legislator Aman Arora expressed dismay over the spurt in […]

SC issues notice to Centre on death penalty in SC/ST cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the validity of a section which prescribes for mandatory death sentence in a case where an innocent member of a Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST) is convicted and is executed as a consequence of false […]

76% citizens want death penalty for rapists: Survey

New Delhi: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to an ordinance on death penalty for rapists who attack children, a citizen survey shows that 76 per cent of the people agree with it. According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, 18 per cent voted for life imprisonment without parole for convicted […]

Centre proposes death penalty for children's rapists

New Delhi: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The proposal has come in the backdrop of nationwide outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and […]

Jadhav now facing trial on terrorism, sabotage charges

Islamabad: Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military tribunal for spying, is now facing trial on terrorism and sabotage charges too, Dawn quoted an official as saying. The Pakistan government has also sought access to 13 Indian officials to get information in the Jadhav case – a fact that is […]