Death Penalty

SC to hear 40 'death cases' from September 7 including LeT terrorist Ashaf's sentence

The list includes four review petitions of convicts whose appeals were dismissed by the court upholding the death penalty.

published on : 2nd September 2021

'She embraced death in agony': Ballia rape victim's mother demands death penalty for accused BSP MP

A case of rape was lodged against Bahujan Samaj Party's Ghosi (Mau) MP Atul Rai at the Lanka police station there in May 2019.

published on : 28th August 2021

Batla House encounter: Ariz Khan moves Delhi HC challenging death penalty

Khan has filed an appeal against the trial court verdict which said the offence fell under the "rarest of the rare category" warranting the maximum sentence and Ariz be "hanged by neck" till death.

published on : 24th July 2021

MP: Court awards death penalty to man for raping, killing minor girl

Public Prosecutor said the convict abducted the girl, who was returning home after attending a marriage, on April 9, 2019.

published on : 24th July 2021

Justice in Chola age: Repentance, not retribution

For common offences such as cattle lifting and petty thefts, the punishment ranged from penalties to endowments for burning perpetual lamps in temples.

published on : 25th June 2021

Keralite pardoned from death row in Abu Dhabi flies back home

It's my second life, says Becks Krishnan, who has been in jail since the last 7 years after the UAE top court sentenced him to capital punishment in a fatal car accident case in 2013.

published on : 9th June 2021

Man gets death for killing wife

Suspecting her fidelity, accused set his six months pregnant wife afire while she was asleep 

published on : 9th April 2021

HC commutes death penalty to lifer for man who murdered, chopped off his neighbour

The issue pertains to the convict Yasar Arafat of Melapalayam village in Tirunelveli, challenging the conviction orders and death sentence of the trial court.

published on : 18th March 2021

Rajya Sabha approves death penalty for child rape, also clears constitutional status to NCBC

A crucial bill seeking to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

published on : 6th August 2018

Juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every case of rape, murder: Justice Madan B Lokur

Among those present at the function were Supreme Court Judge Dipak Gupta, MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and other legal luminaries.

published on : 22nd July 2018

Nirbhaya gangrape: Activists hail Supreme Court order; faith in judiciary reinstated, says victim's mother

The mother of Nirbhaya, the woman who was gangraped and murdered here on December 16, 2012, today said her faith in the judiciary was reinstated.

published on : 9th July 2018

Nirbhaya gangrape case: Supreme Court rejects review petition of three convicts

The Supreme Court said the convicts were heard elaborately during appeals and no grounds have been made out for review of its verdict.

published on : 9th July 2018

J-K Governor N.N. Vohra promulgates ordinance on death penalty for rapes against children

In view of the surge in sexual violence against women in various parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, the need was felt to carry out certain amendments in the Criminal Laws.

published on : 17th May 2018

Death penalty for child rapists: Ordinance passed, now make sons more responsible says PM Modi

PM Modi today said promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government's determination to act on the issue, but urged people to make their sons more responsible.

published on : 24th April 2018

POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says former Delhi HC Chief Justice Shah

Shah, along with other child rights activists and lawyers expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

published on : 24th April 2018
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