Supreme Court ‘grievously erred’ in law: SC Judge on Soumya case

Stating that it is “regrettable that the court has not read Section 300 carefully”, the judge said: “The judgment needs to be reviewed in an open court hearing.”

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:September 17, 2016 2:26 am
Supreme Court , Soumya case, Thiruvananthapuram, Govindachamy, sexual assault, news, latest news, India news, national news “The head is a vital part of the body of a human, and repeated banging it against a wall is sufficient in the ordinary cause to cause death,” Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said. (representative image)

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju Friday said the apex court had “grievously erred in law” by setting aside the death sentence awarded to Govindachamy, the convict in the 2011 case, in which a woman, Soumya, from Kerala died after sexual assault.

On Facebook, he wrote: “With respect to the Supreme Court, it has totally ignored the third part of section 300, and illustration (c). The head is a vital part of the body of a human, and repeated banging it against a wall is sufficient in the ordinary cause to cause death.” Stating that it is “regrettable that the court has not read Section 300 carefully”, he said: “The judgment needs to be reviewed in an open court hearing.”