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Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women DC) wrote to PM Modi demanding death sentence for the accused in the rape case.(PTI File Photo)

Aligarh rape case: DCW chief writes to PM Modi, seeks death sentence for accused

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Four persons including the main accused Zahid, his wife, and associate Aslam have been arrested for abducting and killing the girl.
People of both communities seek strict punishment for guilty even as cops arrest two more.(PTI File Photo)
People of both communities seek strict punishment for guilty even as cops arrest two more.(PTI File Photo)

Lucknow girl murdered: Pain, grief but social fabric intact

Hindustan Times, Aligarh | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Relatives and sympathisers sit on durries at the door of the victim’s house, expressing open dissatisfaction at police action despite five cops being suspended.
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)

Police to file charge sheet in UP girl’s murder as parents seek death penalty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The toddler’s mutilated body was found on June 2 near her home after she went missing on May 30.
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)

‘She was eager to join school after summer break’, says UP girl’s father

Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 07:23 AM IST
“She was so brilliant that she could identify all the letters on her own. She had a beautiful smile and being our only child, she was the world for me,” said Sharma, a daily wage labourer.
Under an amendment to section 376 (e) of the IPC, repeat offenders in rape cases faced life imprisonment or a death penalty(HT File Photo)
Under an amendment to section 376 (e) of the IPC, repeat offenders in rape cases faced life imprisonment or a death penalty(HT File Photo)

HC upholds death penalty clause for repeat rape offenders

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:29 AM IST
The Bombay High Court amended section of the Indian Penal Code under which repeat offenders in rape cases can be awarded life imprisonment or death penalty.
Assange is currently serving a separate 50-week sentence at London’s Belmarsh prison for skipping bail.(HT File Photo)
Assange is currently serving a separate 50-week sentence at London’s Belmarsh prison for skipping bail.(HT File Photo)

Julian Assange suffering from ‘psychological torture’: UN expert

Geneva, Switzerland | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:49 PM IST
The UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment also warned that if London agrees to an extradition request from Washington, Assange risked the death penalty.
Pakistan’s army has its own laws and courts, and military officers accused of wrongdoing are always tried behind closed doors.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
Pakistan’s army has its own laws and courts, and military officers accused of wrongdoing are always tried behind closed doors.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Pakistani army general given life sentence on spying charges, death penalty for brigadier

Islamabad, Pakistan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:37 AM IST
The army did not give further details about the information that was allegedly leaked by the three men or say to whom it was disclosed.
Bangladesh police were set to file charges on Wednesday against 16 people, including the headmaster of an Islamic seminary, over the shocking murder of a 19-year-old girl burned to death.
Bangladesh police were set to file charges on Wednesday against 16 people, including the headmaster of an Islamic seminary, over the shocking murder of a 19-year-old girl burned to death.

Cops to charge 16 for burning Bangladesh girl to death over sexual harassment complaint

Dhaka, Bangladesh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Bangladesh police are going to charge 16 people, including the headmaster of an Islamic seminary, over the shocking murder of a 19-year-old girl.
he incident is the latest in a long list of horrible crimes against children, which prompted the government to clear amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) on December 28, 2018, providing for death penalty for aggravated assault(airdone)
he incident is the latest in a long list of horrible crimes against children, which prompted the government to clear amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) on December 28, 2018, providing for death penalty for aggravated assault(airdone)

15-year-old detained for raping 9-month-old in Rajasthan’s Karauli

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:39 AM IST
According to Hindaun Government Hospital’s principal medical officer, Dr Namo Narayan Meena, the toddler was brought to the hospital on Sunday night with injuries to her private parts
Prosecutor Alok Sharma said that there is no chance of improvement in Sahu’s conduct and he is a threat to the society(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Prosecutor Alok Sharma said that there is no chance of improvement in Sahu’s conduct and he is a threat to the society(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

42-year-old man gets death sentence for killing disabled younger brother in Jaipur

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 12:56 PM IST
The 42-year-old, who had earlier served jail term in another case was given death sentence for killing his disabled younger brother.
The Department of Justice filed 109 hate crime and other charges against the suspect, John T Earnest, who could face the death penalty.(AP)
The Department of Justice filed 109 hate crime and other charges against the suspect, John T Earnest, who could face the death penalty.(AP)

Gunman told 911 ‘I just shot up a synagogue’ after California shooting

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:30 PM IST
The chilling account in a federal affidavit was the most detailed yet of a gunman’s attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed a woman and wounded three others during Passover service.
Mallya, 63, has challenged in the court the constitutional validity of some sections of the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act, 2018(AP)
Mallya, 63, has challenged in the court the constitutional validity of some sections of the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act, 2018(AP)

No stay on confiscation of Vijay Mallya’s Indian assets

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The judges asked as to how Mallya was aggrieved by the confiscation when his creditors and banks should have been more concerned with the attached assets in order to secure their dues.
A special court here had in January declared Mallya a fugitive economic offender (FEO) under provisions of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.(Getty Images)
A special court here had in January declared Mallya a fugitive economic offender (FEO) under provisions of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.(Getty Images)

Fugitive offender tag is like ‘economic death penalty’: Mallya tells Bombay High court

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Mallya made the statement through his counsel Amit Desai before a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre, during arguments on his plea challenging several provisions of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act that came into existence in August last year.
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a sign that reads "USA Hands Off Assange!" during a protest outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, U.K.(Bloomberg)
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a sign that reads "USA Hands Off Assange!" during a protest outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, U.K.(Bloomberg)

Australia opposes death penalty as Assange supporters march

Sydney | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Signs of support for Assange emerged in his home country , where about 30 people marched in central Sydney after gathering outside the British Consulate and calling for his release.
Citizens took out a rally near Juhu police station on Sunday to demand justice for the minor girl and stringent action against the accused.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Citizens took out a rally near Juhu police station on Sunday to demand justice for the minor girl and stringent action against the accused.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Rape of nine-year-old in Mumbai: Family demands death penalty for accused

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The body of the girl was found in a local public washroom on Saturday.
A special court on Wednesday sentenced Yakub Gani Pataliya, an accused in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case — to life imprisonment .(AFP File Photo)
A special court on Wednesday sentenced Yakub Gani Pataliya, an accused in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case — to life imprisonment .(AFP File Photo)

Special court in Gujarat sentences accused in Godhra train carnage case to life imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 12:07 AM IST
With his sentence, a total of 32 accused in the case have been awarded life imprisonment and 11 convicts were given death penalty. Sixty-three accused have been acquitted in the case by the special investigation team (SIT) court while accepting the conspiracy theory behind the train carnage.
The victim was taken to two places by the convicts, who, after consuming alcohol, raped her.(AFP)
The victim was taken to two places by the convicts, who, after consuming alcohol, raped her.(AFP)

‘Tsunami of cruelty’: HC upholds death for 7 Rohtak gangrape-murder convicts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:58 AM IST
The incident dates back to February 1, 2015, when the 27-year-old victim, who used to live with her elder sister on the outskirts of Rohtak town, was waylaid by the convicts, who later gangraped and murdered her.
A book that talks about India’s electoral history and provides pointers to what to look out for in the elections of 2019, one that makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment, and how, as we migrate online, our attention is being sold to the highest bidder - a clutch of serious book on the reading list this week!(HT Team)
A book that talks about India’s electoral history and provides pointers to what to look out for in the elections of 2019, one that makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment, and how, as we migrate online, our attention is being sold to the highest bidder - a clutch of serious book on the reading list this week!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 03:40 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a book on Elections 2019, another that’s a plea against capital punishment, and a volume on how we are becoming vulnerable to digital platforms
Republicans condemned the action on Wednesday, saying Newsom’s action was an offence to the families of victims of gruesome crimes.(AFP)
Republicans condemned the action on Wednesday, saying Newsom’s action was an offence to the families of victims of gruesome crimes.(AFP)

‘I couldn’t sleep at night’: California Governor halts death penalty

Sacramento | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Newsom was convinced by statistics suggesting that perhaps dozens of the 737 inmates on the state’s death row were innocent. The state has not held an execution since 2006 but appeared to be moving towards resuming them.
Nazrin Hassan was the chief executive of Cradle Fund, a Malaysian firm that is an agency of the finance ministry and invests in start-ups.(Twitter)
Nazrin Hassan was the chief executive of Cradle Fund, a Malaysian firm that is an agency of the finance ministry and invests in start-ups.(Twitter)

Widow, teenage stepsons of Malaysian CEO charged with his murder

Malaysia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 08:14 PM IST
A murder conviction carries a mandatory death penalty in Malaysia.
The December 16, 2012, gang rape of a 23- year-old paramedic student had triggered protests across the country.Sushil Kumar/HT(HT Photo)
The December 16, 2012, gang rape of a 23- year-old paramedic student had triggered protests across the country.Sushil Kumar/HT(HT Photo)

December 16 rape convicts may move curative petition in Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Namita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 02:13 AM IST
The counsel for the convicts, advocate AP Singh, informed the court that a curative petition might be filed by the convicts challenging the capital punishment upheld by the Supreme Court.
A CBI court on Saturday awarded the death penalty to Surinder Koli for murdering and then dismembering the body of a 14-year-old girl, one of the victims in the infamous Nithari killing case. sakib ali/ ht file(HT Photo)
A CBI court on Saturday awarded the death penalty to Surinder Koli for murdering and then dismembering the body of a 14-year-old girl, one of the victims in the infamous Nithari killing case. sakib ali/ ht file(HT Photo)

Nithari killings: Surinder Koli given death penalty in 10th case

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 01:25 AM IST
The CBI court in Ghaziabad had, on Friday, found him guilty of murder, attempted rape, abduction and destruction of evidence. It also said that the murder was one of the “rarest of rare” cases, qualifying it for the death penalty.
Surinder Koli has been so far chargesheeted and convicted of rape and murder in 10 out of 16 cases. The hearing on the quantum of punishment is scheduled to take place on Saturday. . (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Surinder Koli has been so far chargesheeted and convicted of rape and murder in 10 out of 16 cases. The hearing on the quantum of punishment is scheduled to take place on Saturday. . (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Surinder Koli convicted in 10th Nithari rape-murder case, sentencing today

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 01:37 AM IST
Koli is accused of having lured 16 children and women into the house of his employer Moninder Singh Pandher in Noida Sector 31.
Krishnan fled the murder scene and was apprehended by police hours later.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Krishnan fled the murder scene and was apprehended by police hours later.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Indian-origin man charged with murder of girlfriend in Singapore apartment

Singapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 04:32 PM IST
M Krishnan (34) allegedly killed Mallika Begum Rahamansa Abdul Rahman (40) in an apartment in Woodlands late on Wednesday night. Police said the two were understood to be in a relationship. Both had frequent quarrels, say reports.
A bench of the Bombay HC will begin hearing arguments in 10 cases where the convicts have been awarded death sentences by trial courts.(HT File)
A bench of the Bombay HC will begin hearing arguments in 10 cases where the convicts have been awarded death sentences by trial courts.(HT File)

Bombay HC to begin hearing confirmation of death verdicts in 10 cases from Tuesday

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The first case to be taken up will be the Shakti Mills gang rape of a photo journalist in 2013. The conviction of the trio, Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Shaikh, were based on the new law which stipulated the death penalty for convicts of multiple rapes.
A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Lahore for sexually abusing at least 30 girls.(PTI)
A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Lahore for sexually abusing at least 30 girls.(PTI)

Man arrested for sexually abusing over 30 minor girls in Pakistan

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 05:58 PM IST
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested the child pornographer, Imdad Ali, from Lahore’s low-income area Badami Bagh area last week and obtained his five-day physical remand for interrogation.
Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year day in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)
Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year day in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)

21-year-old rams car into famed Tokyo street on New Year’s Eve; 9 hurt

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 10:13 AM IST
With an “intent to murder”, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP.
A man was awarded death sentence by a special court Monday for raping and killing his six-year-old daughter.(AP)
A man was awarded death sentence by a special court Monday for raping and killing his six-year-old daughter.(AP)

Man awarded death penalty for raping, killing his 6-year-old daughter

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 10:00 AM IST
The 42-year-old accused suspected his wife’s character and believed the victim was not his biological child, the prosecution said.
The incident had occurred on June 9 when the victim was alone at her rented accommodation in Bawal township of the district. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
The incident had occurred on June 9 when the victim was alone at her rented accommodation in Bawal township of the district. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

Teenager gets death penalty for raping, killing eight-year-old in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Completing the trial in around six months, the court of additional sessions judge Naresh Kumar termed this daylight incident a rarest of rare and said it was no lesser than the 2012 Nirbhaya case and thus deserved similar punishment.
Last month, in his final judgment before retiring, Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph observed that the time had perhaps come to reconsider the place of the death penalty in the Indian criminal justice system(PTI)
Last month, in his final judgment before retiring, Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph observed that the time had perhaps come to reconsider the place of the death penalty in the Indian criminal justice system(PTI)

It is time to rethink the death penalty

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 08:01 PM IST
it is questionable whether a punishment based solely on retribution has any place in a society that prides itself on being civilised
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