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Death Sentence
India  /  Published 14.02.20

Delhi gangrape: convict's plea on mercy petition dismissed

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea of Vinay Sharma, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case, challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the P...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.01.20

2012 Delhi gang rape: Another convict files curative petition with SC

One of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday with a curative petition.Advocate A.P. Singh, representing convict Akshay Kumar, s...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.01.20

Nirbhaya: convicts can't be hanged on Jan 22, Delhi govt to HC

The Delhi government on Wednesday told the high court that execution of the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will not take place on January 22 as a mercy plea has been filed...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.01.20

January 22 death warrants

Four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7am in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said on Tuesday. Additional sessions judge Satish Kumar Arora issued the deat...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.12.19

MPs express anger over rape cases in India

The issue of rape cases in India on Monday rocked the winter session of Parliament as MPs expressed outrage, demanding death penalty and other stringent measures for those convicted.The discussions in...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.20

And then there were none?

The four convicted of Nirbhaya’s rape and brutalisation in 2012 are now dead. But for long will live Nirbhaya’s story. In the last seven years, it has come to connote different things for differen...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 04.08.19

Death sentence for rape and poisoning

The Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed by a 2:1 majority the death sentence handed to two persons for gang-raping a 10-year-old girl and then poisoning and drowning her and her seven-year-old brother...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.02.20

SC questions trial court on issuance of death warrant

The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the issuance of black warrants for execution of death penalty by trial courts even before the expiry of 60-day time period for filing of appeal by convicts in ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.02.20

Delhi gangrape: President rejects convict's clemency plea

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the clemency plea of Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the four men facing the gallows in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, Union home ministry officials said on...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.03.19

SC commutes sentence of death row convict after seeing his poetry

The Supreme Court has commuted to life term the death penalty awarded to a man for murdering a child, saying he wanted to reform himself and poems written by him in jail indicate that he had realised ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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