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'Rarest Of The Rare Case': UP Man Awarded Death Sentence For Raping And Murdering 5 Month Old Cousin

Oct 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'In our country, little girls are considered to be incarnations of goddesses and people worship them... In such circumstances, raping and murdering a little girl brings the matter in rarest of the rare cases,' Judge Arvind Mishra said.

Sudanese Court Sentences 6 To Death For Killing Protesters

Aug 05, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the ouster of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.

Man Penalized With Death Sentence For Brutal Killing Of Mother In Maharashtra

District and Sessions judge Mahesh Jadhav considered the case as rarest of rare and awarded capital punishment to Sunil Kuchikorvi, who after killing his mother , ripped her body open and removed all her organs.

Biden's Silence On Executions Adds To Death Penalty Disarray

Jun 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

President Joe Biden is expected to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate of executions by his predecessor ended just days before Biden took office.

Saudi Arabia Executes 3 Soldiers For Committing 'High Treason'

The Saudi Press Agency identified the men as soldiers working in the Defence Ministry

02 April, 2021

Man Given Death Sentence For Raping 10-Year-Old, 'Record Time' Judgement In Three And A Half Months

Outlook Web Bureau

Additional Government Counsel Ajumed Singh Chauhan said the offence was committed on December 14, 2020, when Neeraj had lured the girl to a desolate place in his village and raped her.

21 January, 2021

Brother, Uncle Get Double Death Sentence For Raping, Beheading 11-Year-Old Girl In MP

Outlook Web Bureau

The 42-year-old man and his 25-year-old son brutally raped and then killed the minor on March 24, 2019.

13 January, 2021

US Carries Out First Execution Of Female Inmate Since 1953

Associated Press (AP)

Lisa Montgomery, 52 was the only woman on federal death row in seven decades

04 December, 2020

SC Poser To Centre On Delay In Proposal To Commute Rajoana's Death Sentence


Balwant Singh Rajoana was convicted in the 1995 assassination case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

20 March, 2020

'My Fight Begins Now': Father Of Nirbhaya Case Convict Says 'Courts Were Biased'

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

'Now when my son is dead, I believe courts will give a fair hearing to me,' said father of one of the convicts.

19 March, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: All Four Convicts To Be Hanged As Delhi HC Declines Late-Night Plea To Stay Execution


While dismissing the plea, the bench said pending petitions of the convicts in various fora is untenable in law as a ground to stay the execution.


19 March, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Delhi Court Reserves Order On Staying Hanging Of Convicts

Outlook Web Bureau

The four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case have no legal remedy available which can delay their hanging.

19 March, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Can Self-inflicted Physical Injury By A Convict Postpone Hanging Of All Four?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The Delhi jail manual says if a death row convict develops an acute or serious (not chronic) physical illness, hanging will be postponed. The jail superintendent will take the medical opinion to determine the degree of physical disability

05 March, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Court Fixes March 20 As Fresh Date For Executing 4 Convicts

Outlook Web Bureau

The new date of execution was fixed after the court was told by the Delhi government that the convicts have exhausted all their legal remedies.

02 March, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Why The Four Death-Row Convicts Won't Be Hanged Tomorrow Morning?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

With one of the death row convicts using his last legal remedy, the hanging scheduled on March 3 is expected to be postponed, again.

18 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Why All Four Convicts May Not Be Hanged On March 3

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Legal experts say the convicts cannot be executed until the Supreme Court concludes the hearing on the question of separate hanging.

14 February, 2020

'He Is Mentally Stable': SC Rejects Nirbhaya Case Convict's Plea Against Mercy Petition


The court rejected contention of Vinay Sharma that he is mentally ill saying his medical report suggests he is stable.


13 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Can Lower Court Issue Death Warrant Before SC Decides On 'Separate Hanging'?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Legal experts say that even if the lower court fixes a date for hanging, the convicts cannot be executed until the Supreme Court concludes the hearing on the questions of separate hanging.

Photo Gallery

Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

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Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

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People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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