Tag: Death Sentence

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Tamil Nadu: Man sentenced to death for raping minor daughter

A special court trying sexual offences against children, handed over the death sentence to a 49-year-old man in Chennai, for sexually assaulting his daughter while the mother of the girl was awarded a life sentence by the court.

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Bombay HC Commutes Life Term Till Death In Jail Sentence For 2 Sisters, Raps Maha Govt

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentences on two prime accused - both step-sisters - to life term till death in jail, in the sensational case of the kidnapping of 13 minor children and murdering at least 5 of them.

'Nirbhaya convicts lawyer using delaying tactics'

New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Saturady while disposing of the plea filed by Nirbhaya convict’s counsel seeking relevant documents to exercise the remaining legal remedies noted that “jail authorities have already complied with the request”. Session Judge Ajay Kumar Jain stated that the jail authorities have already complied with the request made by […]

SC Dismisses Two Nirbhaya Convicts' Curative Pleas; One Moves HC Challenging Death Warrant

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts – Vinay Kumar and Mukesh – who questioned the death sentence handed down by trial court and upheld by the Delhi High Court and the apex court. A five-judge bench of Justices N.V. Ramana, Arun […]

Saudi Arabia sentences 5 to death over Khashoggi killing

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for their role in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018, the public prosecutor said on Monday. In a press conference, spokesman for the public prosecutor Shalan al-Shalan explained that three other convicts received a total of 24 years in jail for […]

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 […]

Nine sentenced to death in Gunupur triple murder case

Gunupur: The Additional District and Sessions Judge Court, Gunupur today awarded death sentence to nine persons in connection with the 2016 triple murder incident at Kitunga village in Rayagada district. ADJ Subhendu Kumar Pati pronounced the death sentence on basis of statements by several witnesses. Earlier in September 2016, three persons of a family, including […]

Iraqi court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

Baghdad: An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death for joining the militant group Islamic State (IS), a judicial spokesman said. Abdul Sattar al-Biraqdar, spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, said on Sunday the convicted women confessed that they married IS militants and provided them logistical support, Xinhua news agency reported. Biraqdar added […]

Jigisha murder: HC commutes death of 2 to life

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of two convicts to life imprisonment in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case. A division bench of Justice S. Murlidhar and Justice I.S. Mehta modified the death sentence awarded to Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla by the trial court and said they would […]

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SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved the verdict as […]

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 139 people

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court today upheld the death sentences of 139 people for their involvement in the 2009 mutiny at the border guards headquarters here which left 74 people dead. A division bench of Justice Nazrul Islam, Justice Shawkat Hossain and Justice Md Abu Zafor Siddique delivered the verdict, reports Xinhua news agency. The High Court […]

SC seeks Centre's response on execution by hanging

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea that execution by hanging was unconstitutional as it was painful and not a dignified way of ending life. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave the government three weeks time to respond. Section […]

Death sentence of 15 Indians commuted to life term in Kuwait: Swaraj

New Delhi: Death sentence of 15 Indians, lodged in Kuwaiti jails, have been commuted to life imprisonment by the Emir of Kuwait, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. Swaraj said the Emir has also directed that the sentences of 119 Indian nationals be reduced. The minister thanked the Emir of Kuwait for his “kind” […]

PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging

New Delhi: A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. PIL petitioner advocate Rishi Malhotra has challenged the validity of the Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal […]

Hang Jadhav immediately': Application filed in Pakistan SC

Islamabad: An application for the immediate execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday. The applicant argued that as Jadhav has “pleaded guilty in front of military courts and has not appealed against his death penalty hence he should be hanged immediately,” the Nation reported. The […]