Murder of Six: Allahabad HC confirms Death Penalty based on Circumstantial Evidence

Aditi Singh January 22 2019
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The Allahabad High Court has recently upheld the death penalty awarded to a person convicted for the murder of his brother’s entire family of six over property dispute. The prosecution had built its case on the basis of circumstantial evidence as there were no eye witnesses to the incident.

The judgment was pronounced by Justices Sudhir Agarwal and Om Prakash in a reference under Section 366 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, assailing the trial court order which had awarded death . . .

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