Rape, murder of two minors: SC upholds Death Penalty, Justice Sanjiv Khanna dissents on sentence

Murali Krishnan August 1 2019
death penalty, rohinton nariman and surya kant, sanjiv khanna

The Supreme Court today confirmed the death penalty awarded to a person convicted for rape and murder of two minor children.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman, Sanjiv Khanna and Surya Kant.

Justices Nariman and Surya Kant confirmed the conviction and death sentence while Justice Khanna dissented with respect to the sentence. He said that the case does not fall within the rarest of the rare category and commuted the death sentence to life . . .

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