Madras HC commutes death sentence, orders education of convicts' children

Meera Emmanuel October 26 2017
Death penalty

The Madras High Court, while commuting the death sentence of two convicts, has directed that the Legal Services Authority to ensure that education is imparted to their children.

Factual Background

Elangovelan and Kamaraj, along with Santhanam (deceased), were found responsible for the murder of three women. Following investigation and arrest of the accused, the case was heard first in the Principal Sessions Court and thereafter in the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Namakkal. Whereas Santhanam died . . .

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