In a major boost for anti-death penalty jurisprudence, the Supreme Court has observed that death penalty breaches the reformative theory of punishment under criminal law.
A Bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Rohinton Nariman made this observation in an appeal filed against a verdict of the Bombay High Court in a double-murder case. The Trial Court had found the accused guilty of murdering his minor child and pregnant wife and awarded death penalty. The High Court had, however, acquitted accused.
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