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Surat: Fenil Goyani convicted of Grishma Vekariya murder, sentence today

April 22, 2022 12:35 am

On February 12, 2022, Goyani allegedly slit the throat of the 21-year-old woman in front of her family members and neighbours. Her brother demanded capital punishment for Goyani saying, ‘He has been harassing us for the past one year.’

Number of death row prisoners 488, highest in 17 years, says report

January 31, 2022 2:50 am

The report on annual statistics on death penalty by Project 39A is expected to be released Monday. Project 39A is a criminal law reforms advocacy group at the National Law University, Delhi.

2016 'honour killing' case: Sonipat court sentences accused to death for triple murder

October 12, 2021 8:11 pm

The case dates back to November, 2016 when three members of a Dalit family were shot dead by Satender and Harish.

Will make sure perpetrators of gang rape of medical student get capital punishment: CM Bommai

September 23, 2021 11:58 am

"We will hire the best lawyer to prosecute the criminals and ensure that they get capital punishment," Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in the Assembly, replying to a debate initiated by the Leader of Opposition, Siddaramaiah.

Madras HC commutes man's capital punishment to life, says it will be a more 'severe punishment'

June 29, 2021 11:18 am

The court also ruled that the appellant will not be entitled to any statutory remission or commutation until he completes 25 years of actual imprisonment.

A mercy petition allows for rectifying miscarriage of justice, mitigates errors in the legal system

January 24, 2020 11:31 am

When society celebrates an encounter killing of rape suspects, our judiciary should worry.

Report: Drop in death sentences awarded by trial courts

January 17, 2020 6:10 am

According to the report, 52.94 per cent of the 102 death penalties last year (54 death sentences) were given in cases involving sexual offences.

Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe says he is opposed to capital punishment

June 30, 2019 10:27 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he was committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders, months after vowing a tougher line on spiralling narcotics-related crime.

Beyond The News: The Debate over Death

March 14, 2018 8:57 am

How have India’s Parliament, Law Commissions and the Supreme Court dealt with the question of capital punishment and the many issues it raises?

Experts say lethal injection is not an alternative to hanging

January 17, 2018 2:36 pm

Although the law commission report discussed whether the discretion of mode of execution should lie with the judge or the convict, the question of who would provide the injections to convicts remains unanswered.


Mikhail Bora seeks capital punishment for culprits

February 18, 2016 10:00 am

Guwahati, Feb 18 (ANI): Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail Bora has demanded capital punishment for his mother and others who are accused in his sister Sheena Bora murder case. He said that he had been saying from the beginning that Peter Mukerjea is involved in the conspiracy.