Death Sentence

UP: Ghaziabad man gets death for rape and murder of two-year-old girl

Special judge (Pocso Act), Mahendra Srivastava, termed the case as the “rarest of rare” while pronouncing the judgment and awarding the death sentence to the convict.

published on : 21st January 2021

Supreme Court acquits man facing death sentence

A trial court had in July 2015 awarded death penalty to Hari Om after convicting him in the case. Later, the high court had affirmed his conviction and death sentence imposed upon him.

published on : 6th January 2021

China court sentences ex-banker to death for $260m bribes, bigamy

Lai Xiaomin had abused his position in attempting to obtain the vast sum, a court in the northern city of Tianjin said, describing the bribes as "extremely large".

published on : 5th January 2021

Beant Singh killing: SC asks Centre about delay in proposal to commute Rajoana's death sentence

Rajoana, a former Punjab Police constable, was convicted for his involvement in an explosion outside the Punjab civil secretariat that killed Beant Singh and 16 others in 1995.

published on : 4th December 2020

Kerala nurse, accused of chopping off her Yemeni husband into pieces, gets death sentence

Malayali  nurse Nimisha Priya’s death sentence — for the murder of her husband, a Yemen national — was upheld on Tuesday evening by an appeals court in Sana’a.

published on : 20th August 2020

Pakistan Senator slams govt for not tabling in Parliment ordinance on foreign nationals' review petition

The issue of the ordinance was raised in the Senate by Pakistan Peoples Party leader when a minister was about to present in the upper house the COVID-19 Ordinance.

published on : 16th July 2020

US carries out first federal execution in nearly 2 decades

The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays.

published on : 14th July 2020

Australia-China spat exposes dragon's hidden hands

The Chinese legal system is notoriously opaque and information on executions is considered a state secret.

published on : 30th June 2020

UP court sentences man to death for killing 6 people

Ram Pratap was awarded death sentence in connection with the murder of his brother and five family members over a property dispute.

published on : 22nd May 2020

Death awarded to three for rape, murder of six-year-old girl in Jharkhand

The trial has been concluded in just four days of hearing. On Monday, the hearing lasted till 9 p.m. in the night. P

published on : 3rd March 2020

Death sentence: Apex court sets six-month deadline for appeal post Nirbhaya case delay

All the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case have adopted delaying tactics by filing one application after another seeking relief.

published on : 15th February 2020

Two awarded death sentence in a 24-year-old murder case in UP's Mau

One Dubri Pandey was killed in Raikwahir village in Sarailakhansi on March 12, 1996 over a land dispute and his family members had registered an FIR against Pandey and Chaubey.

published on : 11th February 2020

Activists urge DCW chief Swati Maliwal to reconsider demand for death penalty for rape of minors

The activists demanded that focus remains on ensuring the certainty and swiftness of punishment rather than the severity of punishment.

published on : 21st April 2018

#JusticeforJisha: Convict Ameerul Islam sentenced to death by Ernakulam sessions court

A hearing to decide the quantum of punishment to the lone convict found guilty in the rape and murder of a 30-year-old Dalit law student in Kerala last year, was held in a trial court here yesterday.

published on : 14th December 2017

ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Sartaj Aziz

Aziz said that when it comes to cases involving the death penalty, the international court has always given a stay order.

published on : 20th May 2017
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