capital punishment

Prof given capital punishment for murdering wife

In a fit of rage, he hit her with a  grinding stone on her head and slit her throat in 2012

published on : 4th March 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

Kazakhstan ratifies international protocol to abolish death penalty

The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights commits its signatories to ensure the abolition of death penalty within their jurisdiction, except during war.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Karnataka High Court favours death for gang rape

Death penalty already exists for gang rape-cum-murder, as in the Nirbhaya case, but is not yet applicable for cases of gang rape in which there has been no death.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Delhi court awards death penalty to man for 'cruel, gruesome' murder of 11-year-old

According to advocate Prashant Diwan, who appeared for the complainant, the convict had kidnapped the child on March 18, 2009 and sent several messages to his father demanding ransom.

published on : 6th October 2020

Capital punishment for rape does not help the vulnerable

However, headline-grabbing cases did not cease: Just recently, a young veterinary doctor in Hyderabad was raped and killed, a girl in Unnao in UP met a similar fate.

published on : 6th October 2020

Government ordinance on death for child rapists despite a negative recommendation by Verma committee

A committee under Justice Verma, former Chief Justice of India was also constituted to amend criminal laws pertaining to sexual offenses.

published on : 21st April 2018

Unnao, Kathua rape case: DCW chief on indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat

Swati Maliwal on Friday started her indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat against Unnao and Kathua rape incidents demanding capital punishment to rapists.

published on : 13th April 2018

Justice for Zainab: Anger swells in Pakistan as suspect in child killer case remanded

As the suspect, Imran Ali appeared in court under heavy security, Pakistanis across the country demanded capital punishment on social media.

published on : 24th January 2018