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CBI seeks death penalty for accused

Santosh Singh is accused of raping and murdering Priyadarshni Mattoo in 1996.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 20:13 IST

The CBI on Thursday sought death sentence for Santosh Singh, accused of raping and murdering Priyadarshni Mattoo in 1996.

Concluding the arguments on rape and murder charges, CBI told the Division Bench of Delhi High Court that it would argue on the capital punishment later.

Mattoo was murdered in January 1996 at her residence in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi allegedly by Santosh Singh, whose father was a senior IPS officer.

A Delhi trial court had acquitted Santosh Singh after giving him benefit of doubt.