Death penalty

SC bid to explore better ways for death penalty than hanging, seeks data

A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha said a relook would be possible only after considering better data.

published on : 22nd March 2023

NIA court sentences seven ISIS members to death, one gets life term

A special NIA court of Lucknow on Tuesday awarded death penalty to seven suspected Islamic State (ISIS) operatives and life term to one in connection with the Kanpur terror conspiracy case.

published on : 1st March 2023

Convicted killer executed by lethal injection in Florida: Report

Dillbeck's execution is Florida's first in nearly four years and the third under Republican Gov Ron DeSantis.

published on : 24th February 2023

Will seek death penalty for 11 Godhra train burning convicts: Gujarat government

The high court upheld total 31 convictions in the case and commuted the death penalties of the 11 convicts to life term, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.

published on : 20th February 2023

165 death sentences by trial courts in 2022, highest since 2000, says report

The highest imposition of death sentences in 2022 was influenced by the sentencing of 38 persons to death in Ahmedabad in a bomb blast case, the report said.

published on : 31st January 2023

Gorakhnath temple attack case: IIT grad gets death penalty

An IIT graduate, Abbasi had tried to forcibly enter the Gorakhnath Mutt premises of which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the head priest, on April 3, last year.

published on : 31st January 2023

Gorakhpur temple attack: ATS court hands death sentence to accused Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate, Abbasi had tried to forcibly enter the Gorakhnath Muthh premises of which UP CM Yogi Adityanath is head priest, on April 3, last year.

published on : 30th January 2023

Haryana: Court awards death penalty to 56-year-old man for raping minor daughter

The accused, who worked as a labourer, returned home drunk one night in 2020 and thrashed his wife and forced her to leave the house, and then raped his minor daughter twice.

published on : 25th November 2022

How uncertainty debilitates convicts on death row

The Law Commission in its report in 2015 stated that India must make the shift from hanging to more humane methods of execution.

published on : 12th November 2022

Supreme Court affirms death penalty of LeT terrorist in 2000 Red Fort attack case

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi said that it has accepted the prayers that electronic records be considered.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Gujarat trial courts sentenced 50 people to death in eight months in 2022

In February 2022, a special court had sentenced to death 38 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast case.

published on : 19th September 2022

Death penalty: SC verdict Monday on case related to framing guidelines on mitigating circumstances 

The case was titled as "Framing Guidelines Regarding Potential Mitigating Circumstances to be Considered While Imposing Death Sentences".

published on : 18th September 2022

Main accused in murder of two Kolkata teens held; mothers seek death penalty

The case has now been handed over to the state CID.

published on : 9th September 2022

Supreme Court initiates suo moto case to lay down guidelines for death penalty cases

The apex court sought assistance from Attorney General  KK  Venugopal, and also issued a notice to the National Legal Services Authority.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Son of man on death row in Bahrain sends new drawing to F1 champion Lewis Hamilton

The 12-year-old is the son of Mohammed Ramadhan, a former member of Bahrain's security forces facing the death penalty.

published on : 18th March 2022

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
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