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Singapore court stays execution of Indian origin man Datchinamurthy Kataiah

April 29, 2022 11:45 am

Datchinamurthy Kataiah was scheduled to be hanged on Friday, according to media reports.

Supreme Court commutes death penalty to 20-year jail in minor’s rape-murder case

April 21, 2022 2:28 am

“A tiny bud like girl was smothered by the appellant before she could blossom in this world. Any sympathy shown to the appellant would lead to miscarriage of justice. This court has not treated such cases as the rarest of rare,” reads the order.

Pune: 24 years after murder of four of Pune family, key accused gets death penalty

December 15, 2021 7:54 am

🔴 The key accused was arrested by the police nearly 12 years after he escaped and was awarded death penalty by the court on Tuesday.

Singapore court found Indian-origin drug trafficker isn't suffering from intellectual disability, says envoy

November 12, 2021 11:32 am

Some UN human rights experts had claimed that awarding the death penalty for drug crimes is incompatible with international law and said the punishment should only be imposed for the most serious crimes.

"Gait pattern" test helps build evidence, two men in TN get triple death penalty

August 05, 2021 8:29 am

Gait examination or analysis helps firmly establish the identity of suspects based on evidence gathered from crime scene. This is the first time in Tamil Nadu that this test was done in such a case.

How many Americans support the death penalty? Depends how you ask

June 03, 2021 10:22 am

Sixty percent considered the death penalty acceptable for people convicted of murder, according to the survey of Pew Research Center's online American Trends Panel.

Virginia becomes first southern US state to outlaw death penalty

March 25, 2021 3:57 pm

Virginia has banned capital punishment, joining 22 other US states. Governor Ralph Northam highlighted racial bias prevalent in the use of the death penalty.

Study by Project 39A: ‘65% death penalties by trial courts linked to sexual crimes... highest in 5 years’

January 24, 2021 7:20 am

Since 2016, the share of sexual crimes in the list of crimes for which trial courts are imposing death penalty has been steadily increasing. From 17.6 per cent in 2016, it jumped to 37.27 per cent in 2017, 41.1 per cent in 2018 and 53.39 per cent in 2019.

First US execution of female inmate in nearly 70 years halted

January 12, 2021 3:21 pm

Lisa Montgomery, a Kansas woman who killed an expectant mother in Missouri, faced execution Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, just eight days before President-elect Joe Biden, an opponent of death penalty, takes office.

In most death penalty cases, court invoked ‘collective conscience’ of society: Study

May 14, 2020 7:38 am

This was also true of 42% of cases in Madhya Pradesh and 51% of cases in Maharashtra during the same period, according to the study.


From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more:

Plenty of evidence to show death penalty for child rapists is no deterrent

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

The government's proposal to modify the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO Act and ensure death penalty for child rapists has many problems. Shalini Nair reports.