SC commutes death sentence of man to life imprisonment
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has commuted death penalty of a man, who killed his wife and daughter whom he had raped earlier, to life imprisonment, saying that his reformation is not foreclosed in this case.
A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and F M I Kalifulla set aside the death sentence, awarded by trial court and upheld by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, saying that the case does not fall in rarest of rare category and the convict was feeling frustrated because of the attitude of his wife and children.
Convict Mohinder Singh committed the crime while on parole from jail where he was undergoing a 12-year sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter. In January 2005.
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