Supreme Court dismisses death penalty review for Bangalore's "Jack the Ripper"

Vasudha Misra October 4 2016

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India upheld the death penalty awarded to Umesh Reddy, dubbed as Bangalore's 'Jack the Ripper' by some media outlets. The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Prafulla C Pant and AM Khanwilkar.

If media reports are to be believed, Umesh was a habitual offender with a particular modus operandi. After the commission of rape, he would murder the victim and make the scene of crime . . .

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