26 September 2022


Search Results for Tag : Death

Judgments

Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption(18.11.2016)

Appellants, in-laws of deceased, being aggrieved by conversion of their acquittal into conviction by High Court under Sections 498A and 304B of Indian.....

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Non-conduction of Test Identification Parade may not itself be fatal to prosecution case but it must be weighed in by Court while considering facts and circumstances of each case(03.08.2018)

The judgment and order passed by the High Court in Death Reference along with Criminal Appeals, whereby the High Court answered the death reference in.....

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Mere presence of a body on railway premises will not be conclusive to hold that, injured or deceased was a bona fide passenger for compensation claim(09.04.2019)

The Applicant has filed present claim petition under Section 16 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 seeking compensation for an amount of Rs. 4,0.....

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In absence of evidence of harassment or cruelty on victim, charge of dowry death cannot be established(10.01.2020)

The appeal is directed against judgment passed by Second Additional Sessions Judge, in Session Trial wherein the said Court convicted the Appellant fo.....

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Apprehension of death due to COVID a valid ground for Anticipatory Bail(25.05.2021)

The State of Uttar Pradesh had moved the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Allahabad High Court wherein anticipatory bail was granted on the .....

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Examination of an accused under Section 313, CrPC cannot be treated as mere procedural formality, as it is based on the fundamental principles of fairness.(29.05.2021)

The present appeals arise out of the impugned judgment of High Court of Punjab and Haryana where the appeal of the appellants was rejected and the ord.....

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Before imposing the extreme penalty of death sentence, the Court should satisfy itself that, death sentence is imperative(26.11.2021)

Present Petition has been filed under Article 137 of the Constitution of India, 1950 seeking review of the judgment. The Petitioners were convicted fo.....

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News

CRIMINAL - Death Sentence Only When Life Term is Inadequate: SC(13.03.2019)

Supreme Court, while commuting death sentence awarded to a man convicted for rape and murder of a five year old girl, has observed that death sentence.....

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Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty to 'Tantric' Couple who Killed Infant for Human Sacrifice(04.10.2019)

Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence awarded to a ‘tantric’ couple accused of murdering a boy by performing the ritual of human sacrifice. The .....

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Doctors risking life by exposure to deadly diseases no less than facing bullets(31.05.2016)

The Central Information Commission faced moral quandary hearing a plea for compensation from a mother of a young doctor who died from exposure to swin.....

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Amity Death: Delhi High Court Seeks ‘evidence’(20.11.2017)

Is there any evidence that law student Sushant Rohilla was harassed to such a degree that he decided to take his own life, the Delhi High Court asked .....

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SC Refuses to Interfere with Allahabad HC Order Transferring Probe of Custodial Death(09.11.2021)

Supreme Court has refused to interfere with an order of the Allahabad High Court transferring the probe into the alleged custodial death of a 24-year-.....

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Patna HC: Judiciary Witnessing Large Number of Custodial Deaths Caused by Police Officers(06.12.2021)

Patna High Court has observed that the Judiciary is witnessing a large number of custodial deaths caused by men in uniform, stating that giving third-.....

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Railway to pay for deaths of ‘roof riders’(05.07.2016)

The Supreme Court awarded compensation to kin of deceased who died while riding on the roof of train carriages.

The tragedy occurred when h.....

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Top Story

A return to public hangings(30.07.2015)

When a judge begins his deliberations with a somewhat sardonic assessment that, “the issue had seen the end yesterday, appears to have unending charac.....

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International Cases

Use of midazolam does not violate Eighth Amendment of Constitution(29.06.2015)

Hearing a petition against the use of midazolam by the State of Oklahoma in carrying out the death penalty, the United States Supreme Court held that .....

Tags : Death row, execution, midazolam

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Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Mandatory Death Penalty Under SC/ST Act(10.05.2019)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging mandatory death penalty under Section 3(2)(i) of the Scheduled Castes and the Sched.....

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Delhi HC Orders Constitution of Medical Board to Examine Farmer's Death During Tractor Rally(18.03.2021)

Delhi High Court has directed the Secretary, Health, Delhi Government to form a Medical Board to examine the X-Ray report in relation to the death of .....

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Salman Khan acquitted of hit-and-run(10.12.2015)

The Bombay High Court acquitted Salman Khan of wrongdoing in a motor vehicle accident in 2002. It stated that prosecution failed to establish his pres.....

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Allahabad HC Commutes Death Sentence to 4 People in 27- Year Old Murder Case(24.02.2022)

Allahabad High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 4 people in a 27-year-old murder case while noting that the case did not fall in the c.....

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SC Refuses Urgent Listing of Bail Plea of Cop Accused in Jayaraj-Bennix Custodial Deaths Case(26.05.2021)

Supreme Court has refused to grant urgent listing for a petition filed by a Tamil Nadu police officer, who has been chargesheeted as an accused by the.....

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SC Asks If Death Penalty is to be Done Away, Then Shouldn't Life Term be Till Death?(25.09.2015)

SC while taking note of push on abolition of death penalty, has asked from legal experts whether abolition of death penalty and limiting life term to .....

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Delhi HC Says, “Custody Death, a Naked Violation of Human Dignity”(21.10.2015)

Delhi HC on plea filed by family of victim, Shahnawaz Chaudhary who died in police custody, has termed custodial torture a "naked violation of human d.....

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Supreme Court: Death for Kidnapping for Ransom Cannot be Dubbed Outrageous(24.08.2015)

Supreme Court has observed while upholding death sentence under Section 364A of IPC that rising incidents of kidnapping and abduction for ransom not o.....

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Allahabad HC Issues Notice Over Death of 135 Panchayat Election Duty Staff(28.04.2021)

Allahabad High Court has taken Judicial notice of the death of 135 persons, who were on election duty during Panchayat elections in the State, due to .....

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Telangana HC Orders Judicial Inquiry into Custodial Death of Dalit Woman(25.06.2021)

Telangana High Court has ordered for a judicial inquiry into the alleged custodial death of a dalit woman Mariamma in Rachakonda police commissionerat.....

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Jharkhand HC Directs CBI to Take Over Probe into Death of District Judge Uttam Anand(04.08.2021)

Jharkhand High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe into the death case of Dhanbad district judge Uttam.....

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Tripura HC Orders Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation to Family of 27 Year Old Victim of Custodial Death(24.06.2022)

Tripura High Court has directed the state to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family members of Jamal Hossain, who allegedly died due to custod.....

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Orissa High Court Cancels Death Penalty of Tantrik in Murder Case(23.11.2015)

Orissa High Court has set aside death penalty for sacrificing an eight-year-old boy as a religious offering five years ago and acquitted the accused, .....

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Karnataka HC Suggests Judicial Enquiry Into Death of 24 Patients Due to Oxygen Shortage(05.05.2021)

Karnataka High Court has suggested that a judicial probe be conducted by a retired High Court judge into the incident of 4th May, 2021 where 24 people.....

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Supreme Court Asks Centre to Frame Guidelines on COVID Death Certificate by Sep 11(03.09.2021)

Supreme Court has directed the Union Government to show compliance by 11th September 2021 to the judicial directions passed on 30th June 2021 to frame.....

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Post Conviction Mental Illness is Mitigating Factor to Commute Death Sentence: SC(16.04.2019)

Supreme Court has held that post conviction mental illness will be a mitigating factor while considering appeals of death convicts and commuted death .....

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Delhi High Court Dismisses PIL Seeking Bar on Media for Reporting Mass Scale Deaths(04.05.2021)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for evolving and enforcing the Code of Ethics/Regulations on the TV New.....

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Madras HC Commutes Death Sentence Imposed on Former Professor of Business Administration(31.08.2021)

Madras High Court has commuted to life, the death sentence imposed on a former professor of business administration for having murdered his wife at an.....

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Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty For Raping, Killing Four-Year Old Girl(04.05.2017)

Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition of a 55-year-old man and sent him to gallows for raping and stoning to death a four-year-old girl in 200.....

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Madras HC: Corporations/Municipalities Personally Liable for Death in Manual Scavenging(18.03.2021)

Madras High Court has opined that it is high time that the heads of Corporations and Municipalities are held 'personally liable' for any death to anyo.....

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1993 Custodial Death Case: SC Upholds Conviction of Eight Cops(05.09.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of eight personnel of Maharashtra Police in connection with a 1993 custodial death case.

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Bombay HC Gives Nod to Death Sentence of Man Who Killed Daughter for Performing Inter-Caste Marriage(14.08.2019)

Bombay High Court has confirmed the death sentence awarded to Eknath Kumbharkar who was convicted of killing his nine months pregnant daughter by stra.....

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Calcutta HC Refuses to Transfer Probe of Anis Khan Death to CBI(21.06.2022)

Calcutta High Court has refused to transfer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the investigation into the death of student activist Anis Kha.....

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Delhi High Court Seeks Government’s Reply to PIL on Boy's Death in School(12.08.2015)

Delhi High Court has asked City Government to explain how a 16-year-old boy died after sustaining injuries while playing at his school.

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Supreme Court Orders Death Sentence to Man for Raping and Killing Minor Girl(02.08.2019)

Supreme Court has sent a man to the gallows for "horribly" gang-raping a 10-year-old girl along with a co-accused and killing her and her seven-year-o.....

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Death Sentence Only When Alternative Option is Unquestionably Foreclosed: SC(28.01.2019)

Supreme Court has commuted death penalty to a man accused of rape and murder of a nine year old girl and observed that even though manner of commissio.....

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Techie Death: Madras High Court Rebukes Political Parties in State for Encouraging Banner Culture(16.09.2019)

Madras High Court has slammed political parties for encouraging the banner culture, despite various court orders against it. The Court observed that ".....

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CRIMINAL - SC Review Sets Free 6 Death Row Convicts(06.03.2019)

Supreme Court has set aside its own judgment of 2009 and set free six convicts sent to death row, concluding that they had been “falsely implicated” i.....

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Calcutta HC: No Data to Establish that Imposition of Death Penalty Leads to Decrease in Crime(06.12.2019)

Calcutta High Court has allowed the Death Reference Appeal of a habitual offender while observing that there is statistical data to conclusively estab.....

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Madras High Court Stays Death Warrant Issued to Rape Convict(29.11.2019)

Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on the death warrant issued to a man convicted for kidnapping and murdering minor siblings in Coimbatore.....

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Lahore High Court Returns Pervez Musharraf’s Plea on Death Sentence(02.01.2020)

Lahore High Court has returned Pakistan’s former military dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf’s application challenging his death sentence in .....

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Supreme Court Sets Free 99 Year Old Convict in Dowry Death Case(23.03.2017)

Supreme Court has allowed an appeal filed by a 99-year-old convict against his conviction and sentence in a dowry death case and reduced sentence to t.....

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Supreme Court Commutes Death Penalty of Man Convicted for Murder of Wife and Four Kids(03.10.2019)

Supreme Court has partly allowed the review petition of Sudam @ Rahul Kaniram Jadhav, convicted for murder of his wife and four children by commutatio.....

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Delhi Court Issues Fresh Death Warrant in Nirbhaya Case(05.03.2020)

Delhi Court has issued fresh death warrant in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case for the execution of death sentences by hanging by the neck of fo.....

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Compensation Plan for Kin of COVID-19 Related Deaths/Casualties(24.08.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking inter-alia, directions to the Union and State Governments to formulate appropriate guidelines to provide ad.....

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SLP Against Death Sentence Not to be Dismissed Without Giving Reasons: SC(23.11.2018)

Supreme Court has held that Special Leave Petitions filed in those cases where death sentence is awarded by the courts below, should not be dismissed .....

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Bombay High Court Expresses Displeasure Over Deaths Due to Malnutrition(16.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has observed it’s a sad state of affairs that 443 million people in country are children, 50% of whom are below poverty line, and 18.....

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Delhi HC: Tihar Inmate Ankit Gujjar Death Case, Jail Authority To Provide Protection To Co Accused(28.01.2022)

Delhi High Court directed the jail authorities to provide adequate protection to a co-accused with inmate Ankit Gujjar, a 29-year old old gangster, wh.....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court Sentences Death Penalty in Yet Another Child-Rape Case(29.10.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has yet again commuted the death sentence in a rape case, this time to a man accused of raping a five-year-old.

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CRIMINAL - Death Penalty Should Remain on Statute Book: Gujarat HC(20.02.2019)

Gujarat High Court has said that although there is a good deal of opposition to death penalty, yet it should remain on statute book, while commuting d.....

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Delhi Court: Nirbhaya Case- Convicts to Hang on February 1 at 6 A.M.(17.01.2020)

Delhi Court has issued fresh death warrants for the four Nirbhaya case convicts, who will now be executed at 6 am on February 1. The Court has issued .....

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Madras HC Directs Re-Postmortem in Custodial Death Case Where Autopsy Completed in Night Hours(04.08.2020)

Madras High Court has directed the postmortem of a farmer in the Tenkasi district of the State, alleged to be a victim of custodial torture, to be con.....

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Kar. HC Sets Aside Conviction U/S 304B IPC Citing Discrepancies in Multiple Dying Declarations(21.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has set aside the conviction handed down to a husband under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), noting that there were .....

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Bombay High Court Upholds Death for Man Who Raped, Killed Software Engineer(21.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has confirmed the death sentence given to Chandrabhan Sanap for the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old software engineer in Jan.....

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Delhi Court Grants Bail to Woman Accused of Dowry Death and Abortion(02.04.2021)

Delhi Court has granted bail to a woman, accused of dowry death and causing abortion of a three month old foetus, on the account of her being lodged i.....

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Allahabad HC Says Compensation Must Be At Least Rs. 1 Crore for Death of Polling Officers(12.05.2021)

Allahabad High Court has observed that the State must grant at least Rs. 1 Crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who die.....

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Gujarat High Court Saves Man from Death Sentence, Sends Him to Prison for 30 Years(02.07.2019)

Gujarat High Court has refused to uphold the death sentence awarded to a 38-year-old man for kidnapping, raping, and murdering a six-year-old girl. Ho.....

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Madras HC Directs Railway Officials to File Detailed Report to Prevent Elephant Deaths(23.12.2021)

Madras High Court has directed the railway officials to file a detailed report by January 7 listing out the steps they propose to take to prevent elep.....

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Delhi Court Issues Fresh Death Warrants for Nirbhaya Case Convicts(18.02.2020)

Delhi Court has issued fresh death warrants for 3rd March, 2020 at 6 a.m. against the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder cas.....

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Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption, to draw person charged within coils thereof(20.06.2018)

Instant criminal appeals have been preferred against the judgment and order of conviction and order of sentence passed by Additional Sessions Judge-V,.....

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Bombay HC Pulls Up Maharashtra Govt. over Starvation Deaths(22.09.2016)

Bombay HC has expressed shock over rising number of deaths of children due to malnutrition in the State and said this reflected complete apathy on par.....

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Custodial Death: Former IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced to Life Imprisonment(20.06.2019)

Gujarat Court has sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a 30-year-old custodial death case. The sentence by the Gujarat Co.....

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Allahabad HC Orders to File Affidavit Disclosing Steps Taken in Bulandshahr Custodial Death Case(28.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has ordered the additional chief secretary Uttar Pradesh to file a personal affidavit disclosing the steps taken by the State in .....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea for SIT Probe into Death of Man in Viral "Jana Gana Mana" Video(24.12.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea filed by the mother of one of the Muslim boys who were seen in the "Jana Gana Mana" video which went vira.....

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Karnataka HC Enhances Compensation for Death of 2Yrs Old in Motor Accident(20.01.2022)

Karnataka High Court has enhanced the compensation granted by the Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) to a couple who lost their 2-year old daughter.....

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Allahabad HC Seeks Reply on Plea Filed By Altaf's Father Seeking CBI Probe and Compensation(27.12.2021)

Allahabad High Court has sought the response of Superintendent of Police, Kasganj within ten days on the plea filed by the father of Kasganj Custodial.....

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Bombay HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Regarding Death of Leopard Due to Alleged Negligence(17.04.2020)

Bombay High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of a news report published by the Lokmat News Network on 15th April, 2020 pertaining to the alleged ca.....

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SC Grants Life to Death Row Convict, Acquits Him of Charges of Killing Wife & 5 Daughters(26.09.2016)

SC has saved a death row convict from gallows and acquitted him of charges of killing his wife and five daughters in Durg district of Chhattisgarh in .....

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Bombay HC Slams Maharashtra Police over Custodial Deaths & Tampering Evidence Related Thereto(06.12.2016)

Bombay HC, while making sharp observation on increasing deaths of detainees in the Police Custody in Maharashtra, has observed that whereas police wer.....

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Gujarat High Court Commutes Death Sentence to 25 Years in Prison for Rapist-Killer(07.08.2019)

Gujarat High Court has commuted the death sentence of a man named Dinesh Vasava to 25-years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl and throwing h.....

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Punishment of life imprisonment is not unquestionably foreclosed in spite of gravity and barbarity of offence(01.10.2019)

The instant review proceedings pertain to Review Petition seeking to review the final judgment passed by this Court confirming conviction under Sectio.....

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Madras HC Grants Bail Murder Accused in Cashew Factory Worker's Death Case(22.11.2021)

Madras High Court has granted bail to murder accused T.R.V. S Ramesh, DMK MP from Cuddalore, upon satisfaction that a substantial portion of the polic.....

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Rape, Murder of Ragpicker: Bombay High Court Quashes Death Sentence of Boy, Says was Juvenile in 2012(23.10.2019)

Bombay High Court has set aside the death sentence of a boy in the rape and murder case of a ragpicker, declaring him a juvenile at the time of the in.....

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Madras HC Refuses to Transfer Investigation on Death of Dalit Youth in Kanyakumari to CBI(10.12.2021)

Madras High Court has refused to transfer investigation on the death of Dalit youth in Kanyakumari to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Court.....

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Chhattisgarh HC Confirms Death Sentence to Man Accused of Rape & Murder of Minor Girl(24.02.2020)

Chattisgarh High Court has held that "depravity of crime" & "aggravating factors" outweigh reasons for mitigation of death penalty sentence in rarest .....

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SC Confirms Death Penalty for Police Constable Turned Serial Killer(06.10.2016)

SC has confirmed death penalty for police constable-turned-serial killer B.A. Umesh on the basis of the evidence given by the sole witness in the case.....

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SC Refers Issue on Guidelines on Mitigating Factors While Imposing Death Penalty to 5 Judge Bench(19.09.2022)

Supreme Court has referred to a five judge bench, suo motu case "In Re Framing Guidelines Regarding Potential Mitigating Circumstances To Be Considere.....

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Bombay HC: If COVID Positive Patient Dies Due to Oxygen Shortage, Violation of Article 21(13.05.2021)

Bombay High Court has observed that it is every State's responsibility to protect the lives of its citizens, stressing that if a COVID positive patien.....

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Insurer not liable to pay upon death while intoxicated if excluded in insurance policy(03.09.2015)

In a case where the insurer denied payout on the death of the insured by drowning while under the influence of alcohol, the NCDRC dismissed the compla.....

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P&H HC Confirms Death Sentence Imposed on Haryana Women & Her Lover For Murdering 7 Members of Family(19.07.2018)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has confirmed death sentence awarded to a Haryana woman and her boyfriend for poisoning and strangulating seven members .....

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Delhi HC Directs UP Police to Give Details of Farmer’s Death During Tractor Rally to Delhi Police(05.03.2021)

Delhi High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to handover crucial case material related to the death of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, .....

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SC: If Wife Dies Mysteriously Within 7 Years of Marriage, Then Husband Can't Claim Stridhan(20.01.2016)

Supreme Court has held that a man would not be entitled to claim properties and stridhan gifted to his wife if she dies under mysterious circumstances.....

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Vismaya Dowry Death Case: Kerala Court Sentences Husband to 10 Years Jail and Rs. 12.5 Lakh Fine(24.05.2022)

Kerala Court pronounced the sentence in the sensational dowry death case where 22-year-old Vismaya V Nair was found dead at her in-laws' house alleged.....

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Supreme Court Refuses to Intervene in Gorakhpur Child Deaths Tragedy(14.08.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to take sou motu cognizance of death of over 60 children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, saying that the matter was be.....

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Bombay HC Enhances Punishment, Sentences Watchman to Death for Employer's Dacoity & Murder(11.04.2022)

Bombay High Court has sentenced death penalty to a watchman found guilty of dacoity and the calculated and cold blooded murder of his employers, a pla.....

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Delhi HC Directs Government to File Report with Regards of Deaths at Hospital Nursing Homes(28.04.2021)

Delhi High Court has directed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi to file report with regards to deaths that have taken place at hos.....

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Bombay HC Warns of Action on Deaths of Children Due to Malnutrition(24.08.2021)

Bombay High Court has warned Maharashtra government of action if there are any more deaths of children due to malnutrition or a lack of medical attent.....

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Kerala High Court Directs CBI to Submit Report in Investigation of Walayar Rape-Death Case(23.11.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to present a report on the progress in the investigation conducted so far in the Wa.....

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Madras High Court: Woman who Deserted Kids May not Get Death Benefits of Husband(09.03.2020)

Madras High Court has observed that a woman who deserted her two children is unlikely to get any compensation for her husband's death in workplace whi.....

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Mumbai Court Sentences Man to Death for Barbaric Rape & Murder of 32 Years Old(03.06.2022)

Mumbai Sessions Court has sentenced a man to death for rape and murder of 32 years old, stating that it agrees with prosecution that the injuries were.....

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Psychological Evaluation of Criminal to be Done Before Awarding Death Sentence: SC(30.11.2018)

Supreme Court has held that, before awarding death sentence, a proper psychological/psychiatric evaluation is to be done by courts to assess probabili.....

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Madras HC Raises Doubts Over Jayalalithaa's Death, Asks 'Why Her Body Can't Be Exhumed'(29.12.2016)

Madras High Court, while raising doubts over death of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, has asked that why her body can't be exhumed to und.....

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Notifications & Circulars

Atal Pension Yojana now allows spouse to continue contribution(22.03.2016)

The ‘Atal Pension Yojana’ has been amended to allow spouses of prematurely deceased subscribers to continue making contributions to the pension fund. .....

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Telangana High Court Orders Magisterial Inquiry Into Death of Hyderabad Rape Accused(20.09.2021)

Telangana High Court has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of Palakonda Raju, the 30-year-old accused in the case pertaining to the rape an.....

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Supreme Court Seeks Rajasthan's Response on Plea Over Kota Hospital Deaths(11.02.2020)

Supreme Court has sought reply from the Rajasthan Government on a plea seeking probe into the death of over 100 infants at a hospital in Kota recently.....

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SC Asks Director, AIIMS to Nominate Expert Panel to Assist Commission of Inquiry(21.12.2021)

Supreme Court asked the Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi to nominate a panel of doctors and specialists in the fie.....

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SC Upholds Death Penalty of Man for Rape & Murder of 8 Year Old Disabled Girl(24.06.2022)

Supreme Court while upholding death penalty awarded to a 37-year old man for the rape and murder of a seven and a half year old girl who was mentally .....

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Delhi HC: Publicize Facilities Available For Registration of Births & Deaths(13.11.2017)

Delhi High Court has directed Municipal Corporations to widely publicize the facilities and procedures available for registration and obtainment of bi.....

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Bombay High Court Confirms Death for Five who Killed Three Men(04.12.2019)

Bombay High Court has confirmed the death penalty awarded to five men convicted of killing Sandeep Thanwar, Rahul Kandare and Sachin Gharu in 2013. On.....

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Bombay HC Confirms Death Sentence for Rape and Murder of 3 Year Old(26.11.2021)

Bombay High Court has confirmed the death sentence awarded to a convict who raped and murdered a 3 year 9 months old girl, who had ventured out of her.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Asks DGP to Form SIT, Awards Rs 7 Lakh Compensation in Muktsar Custodial Death(07.07.2016)

Punjab and Haryana HC has directed Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe circumstances l.....

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SC Directs to Bring on Record Policy Guidelines on Death Certificates Issued to Covid Patients(25.05.2021)

Supreme Court has directed the Central Government to bring on record any policy or guidelines pertaining to death certificates issued to COVID-19 pati.....

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Delhi HC Orders Protection for Victim's Wife, Father-in-Law in 'Custody' Death Case(19.10.2015)

Delhi HC while hearing a plea by victim’s family demanding an SIT investigation into his death, has ordered police to ensure protection to wife and fa.....

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CRIMINAL - Sessions Court can't Award Sentence Between 'Life Imprisonment' & 'Death Sentence': Karnataka HC(29.03.2019)

Karnataka High Court has held that a Sessions Court can only award either life imprisonment or death sentence in a murder case, and has no power to in.....

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Power of Court to indicate provisional measures will be exercised only if there is urgency, that, irreparable prejudice will be caused to rights in dispute before Court gives its final decision(18.05.2017)

In facts of present case, On 8th May, 2017, Government of Republic of India filed in Registry of Court an Application instituting proceedings against .....

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Bombay HC: Cops Not Knowing Law Don’t Deserve To Be in Force(25.01.2018)

Bombay High Court has slammed Mumbai police for the manner in which it violated laws while investigating a custodial death at Mankhurd police station .....

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SC Refuses Petition Seeking Abolition of Death Sentence(15.03.2016)

SC has refused to re-examine Constitutional validity of death sentence in light of evolving jurisprudence across world to do away with extreme punishm.....

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Allahabad High Court: Custodial Death Matters To Be Viewed With Great Sensitivity(10.01.2022)

Allahabad HC has observed that custodial death matters has to be viewed with the greatest sensitivity and concern and judicial inquiry u/s 176 (1)A of.....

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Meghalaya HC to Centre: Inform Kins of Foreigners Who Died in Custody for Compensation Purposes(04.08.2022)

Meghalaya High Court has directed the Union Ministry of External Affairs to inform the heirs or next of kin of the foreign nationals who died in custo.....

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Kerala HC Asks Union and CBI to Take Decision on Probe into Death of 2 Minor Girls(19.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has asked the Union government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take a decision on the State government recommendati.....

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Supreme Court Rejects Bail Pleas of Cops in Custody in Jayaraj Bennix Custodial Death Case(08.09.2021)

Supreme Court has refused to grant bail to Inspector S Sridhar and Sub Inspector P Raghu Ganesh who were charge-sheeted as accused(s) by the CBI in th.....

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Supreme Court Reconfirms Death Penalty for Coimbatore Rape and Murder Convict(07.11.2019)

Supreme Court has dismissed the petition against the death sentence of a man convicted of "horribly" gang-raping a 10-year-old girl before murdering h.....

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Doctors risking life by exposure to deadly diseases no less than facing bullets(31.05.2016)

The Central Information Commission faced moral quandary hearing a plea for compensation from a mother of a young doctor who died from exposure to swin.....

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Madras HC Orders TANGEDCO to Pay Compensation to Family of Boy Who Died of Electrocution(04.11.2020)

Madras High Court has ordered compensation to the parents of a 22 years old boy, who died due to electrocution after stepping on snapped live wire. Th.....

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NCDRC: Malarial Death by Mosquito Bite An Accident, Insurer Labile to Pay Up(02.01.2017)

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held that a malaria death caused by mosquito bite is an accident, and directed insurer to .....

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Telangana High Court Quashes Plea for CBI Probe Into Kodela Death(25.09.2019)

Telangana High Court has rejected a plea requesting for a court-monitored investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of.....

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SC Dismisses Plea Challenging Constitutionality of Execution of Death Penalty by Hanging(02.03.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed a Petition filed by an 88-year old freedom fighter challenging the constitutional validity of Section 354(5) of the Code o.....

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Twelve Infants Die in 14 Days Due to Malnutrition: Bombay High Court Seeks Report(18.10.2018)

Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to spell out the progressive steps it has taken to bring down the numbers of deaths due to maln.....

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Delhi Court Awards First Death Sentence in 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case(21.11.2018)

A Delhi court has awarded death sentence to convict Yashpal Singh and ordered life imprisonment to Naresh Sherawat, for killing two men during 1984 an.....

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Earlier assault can bolster suspicion of murder, but is not sufficient by itself to conclude guilt of accused(15.04.2015)

In a case where the Appellant was accused of the murder of his wife, the Court held that a prior incident of assault against the wife 'stands alone' a.....

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Madras High Court: Inquire into Custodial Deaths, Give Compensation(01.02.2018)

Madras High Court has directed the government to complete inquiry regarding custodial deaths expeditiously and issue compensation to the next of kin i.....

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KHC: Word 'Soon Before Death' in Sec 304B Cannot be Interpreted as Immediately 'Prior to Death'(28.11.2019)

Karnataka High Court (KHC) has ruled that the word used under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 though it is used soon before the death cannot b.....

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Rajasthan HC Asks State & Central Government to file Response to PIL on Child Death(04.05.2016)

Rajasthan High Court has asked State and Central Government to file its response to a PIL over death of 12 children in a state-run child home for ment.....

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Allahabad HC Directs DM to Order Compensation In Case Of Teacher’s Death During Election Duty(10.01.2022)

Allahabad High Court directed the District Magistrate, Jaunpur to examine and pass a reasoned order in a claim for compensation made in a case of a te.....

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Kerala HC: S.113B of Evidence Act Casts Reverse Burden on Accused to Disprove Prosecution Case(04.08.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that in dowry death cases, Section 113B of the Indian Evidence Act casts a reverse burden on the accused to disprove he pro.....

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Delhi HC Directs Recording of Witness Statement in Custodial Death Case(03.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has given directions for recording of statement of a man who claimed to be a witness to the alleged custodial death of a 34-year-old .....

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SC Commutes Death Sentence to Life Imprisonment of Murder Convicts(27.04.2020)

Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of two convicts convicted for murdering an eight-year-old son of a dentist couple in Nagpur in 2014 afte.....

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Kerala HC: Requiring Single Mother to Furnish Father’s Name Affects Right to Dignity of Mother(17.08.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that requiring single women, who conceived through Assisted Reproductive Technologies, to furnish the father's name for reg.....

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Bombay HC: Cops Not Knowing Law Don’t Deserve To Be in Force(25.01.2018)

Bombay High Court has slammed Mumbai police for the manner in which it violated laws while investigating a custodial death at Mankhurd police station .....

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Kerala HC Dismisses Bail Applicatons in Walayar Rape-Death Case(05.01.2022)

Kerala High Court has dismissed the bail applications moved by the prime accused in the infamous Walayar rape-death case that had built up public outr.....

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J&K&L HC: Relatives Can’t be Roped into Dispute Without Instances of Their Involvement in Crime(02.08.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that in crimes pertaining to matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths the relatives of the husband shoul.....

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Bombay HC Irks over Increasing Custodial Deaths(14.01.2016)

Bombay HC has irked over State Government's approach towards custodial deaths and said, "The impression among the general public is that the rich get .....

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Supreme Court Stays Death Warrant Against Rape Convict of 3-Year Old Minor(20.02.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the death warrant issued against 22-year-old Anil Yadav, convicted for the rape and murder of a 3-year old girl in Surat stat.....

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Bombay HC Acquits Man on Death Row Convicted of Double Murder Citing Fabrication of Evidence(09.05.2022)

Bombay High Court has acquitted Guddu Krish Yadav who was sentenced to death penalty by the Palghar sessions court for the double murder of a colleagu.....

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Allahabad HC Confirms Death Penalty Awarded To Man Who Killed his Wife and Own Children(07.09.2022)

Allahabad High Court has confirmed the death penalty awarded to a man who committed the murder of his wife and children in the year 2009 on account of.....

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Madras HC Directs PCCF to Consider Suggestions on Avoiding Elephant Deaths(02.02.2021)

Madras High Court has directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) to consider a suggestion made by an animal activist to appoint compet.....

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Bombay HC Denies Plea of Cops for Pre-Arrest Bail in Sangli Custodial Death Case(12.08.2016)

Bombay HC has denied plea for pre-arrest bail by three Sangli police officers who were booked over the custodial death of an accused.

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Bombay HC Acquits Man on Death Row Convicted of Double Murder Citing Fabrication of Evidence(09.05.2022)

Bombay High Court has acquitted Guddu Krish Yadav who was sentenced to death penalty by the Palghar sessions court for the double murder of a colleagu.....

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Supreme Court Acquits Man in Dowry Death Case(30.11.2020)

Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the Trial Court and the High Court in a dowry death case on the basis of benefit of doubt since.....

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Delhi Court Awards Death Sentence to Convict Ariz Khan in Batla House Encounter Case(16.03.2021)

Delhi Court has awarded death penalty to convict Ariz Khan alias Junaid in the matter relating to the Batla House encounter of 2008 where police inspe.....

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Death Sentence of Two Men(19.10.2016)

Supreme Court has stayed hanging of two men convicted of kidnapping and killing 16-year-old son of a Hoshiarpur based Goldsmith in 2005.

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Calcutta High Court Orders SIT to Complete Investigation Within 1 Month(14.03.2022)

Calcutta High Court has directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to complete investigation into the death of student activist Anis Khan within 1 .....

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Bombay HC Expresses Concern Over Death of Children Due to Malnutrition in State’s Tribal Belt(18.08.2022)

Bombay High Court while expressing concern on deaths of several children due to malnutrition over sixteen years in the tribal belt of Melghat in Amrav.....

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Bombay HC: House Inmates’ Silence on Cause of Woman’s Death Held Against Them(20.09.2021)

Bombay High Court observed that house inmates' silence on the cause of a woman's death inside her marital home would be held against them as such inci.....

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Supreme Court Seeks Reply of 10 States on Rights Violation of Death Row Convicts(02.04.2018)

Supreme Court has sought response from 10 states on the issue of alleged violation of human rights of prisoners on death sentence.

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SC Acquits Three Death Row Convicts, Holds Prosecution Utterly Failed To Prove Case(16.12.2021)

Supreme Court has acquitted three murder accused who were sentenced to death by the Trial Court and the Allahabad High Court. The Court has observed t.....

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Madras HC Refuses Relief to Kites Manufacturing Bodies(21.11.2016)

Madras High Court, while pointing to death of children due to flying of kites using manja threads in past, has rejected plea to direct Chennai Police .....

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SC to MP Govt.: Withdraw Policy to Give Incentives to Prosecutors for Securing Death Penalty(20.05.2022)

Supreme Court has directed the Counsel appearing for the State to advise the Madhya Pradesh Government to withdraw all such policies for PPs as well t.....

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Karnataka HC Expresses Concerns Over Deaths of Two Manhole Workers(02.03.2021)

Karnataka High Court has expressed serious concerns over the recent deaths of two manhole workers and another incident of a sweeper committing suicide.....

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Karnataka HC Directs State to Clarify on Requirement of Death Certificate for Burial/Cremation(18.05.2021)

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to clarify on whether death certificate from hospital/medical officer is required for burial or.....

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Bombay HC Directs Mumbai Police Commissioner to Constitute SIT into Death Due to Police Brutality(18.08.2020)

Bombay High Court has directed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to form a Special Investigation Team of two officers within 24 hours to investigate the .....

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Allahabad HC Transfers Probe into Alleged Custodial Death of Man into CBI(10.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has transferred a probe into the alleged custodial death of a 24-year-old man to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as it .....

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Apex Court Stays Execution of Death Row Convict Guilty of Raping, Killing College Girl and Her Lover(11.11.2019)

Apex Court has stayed the execution of a death row convict who has been held guilty by the lower court and the Madras High Court for brutally killing .....

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Delhi Court Seeks Nirbhaya Convicts' Response Over Fresh Death Warrants Plea(07.02.2020)

Delhi Court has sought the response of four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on the petition of Tihar jail authorities see.....

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Kerala HC Confirms Death Penalty To A Man Accused of Rape and Murder Of 9-Yr-Old Girl(16.04.2018)

Kerala High Court has upheld the death sentence of a man accused of rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl, who was his daughter’s friend.

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Madras High Court Suggests Death Penalty for Corruption(04.11.2020)

Madras High Court has opined that the Central Government should consider imposing death penalty as a punishment for corrupt practices, as done in fore.....

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Death Row Prisoners should be Allowed to Meet Lawyers, Family Members: SC(14.12.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that prisoners on death row should be allowed to have meetings and interviews with his lawyers or members of his immediate .....

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Tripura HC Orders Govt to Pay Compensation to Mother of Deceased Lawyer(05.01.2021)

Tripura High Court has ordered the State of Tripura to pay a compensation of Rs. 10,00,000 in a case of death of an advocate namely Bhaskar Debroy aft.....

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NHRC Seeks Report from Kerala Government over Custodial Death(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Kerala Government over death of a man from Tamil Nadu in police custody after he was ar.....

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NCLT, New Delhi: Proceedings u/s 95 IBC Shall Abate on Death of Personal Guarantor(11.03.2022)

National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi has rejected an application filed by the Financial Creditor under Section 95 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy.....

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Orissa HC Sets Aside Conviction for Rape, Commutes Death Penalty to Life Imprisonment(10.11.2020)

Orissa High Court has commuted the death sentence of a 28-year-old man to life imprisonment while upholding his conviction for murder of a 9-year-old .....

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Madras HC Dismisses Bail Plea of Suspended Police Inspector in Jayaraj-Bennix Custodial Death Case(18.09.2020)

Madras High Court has dismissed the bail plea of suspended police inspector, S Sridhar and observed that prima facie materials are available to prove .....

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Delhi HC: S. 304B IPC Does Not Contemplate Harassment Right Before Death(05.06.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to set aside conviction of a man in a case of dowry death merely on ground that no harassment had occurred right before t.....

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SC: Death Due to COVID Should be Specifically Mentioned in Death Certificate(01.07.2021)

Supreme Court has clarified that a death certificate issue in respect of a COVID fatality must clearly specify the cause of death as COVID itself. Als.....

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SC Stays Execution of a Death Row Convict(11.02.2016)

Supreme Court has stayed execution of a man who was convicted for raping and later killing a four-year-old girl in Mumbai in 2008.

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Gujarat High Court Upholds Death Sentence to Man for Raping, Killing 3-Yr-Old Surat Girl(27.12.2019)

Gujarat High Court has upheld a lower court's order of death sentence to a man for raping and murdering a three-year-old girl in Surat in October last.....

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Madras HC: Death of City Advocate’s Son Was Homicide and Not Suicide(09.02.2021)

Madras High Court has held that the death of city advocate R. Sankarasubbu’s 24-year-old son S. Sathish Kumar, a law graduate, in June 2011 was a homi.....

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Calcutta High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee's Death(30.09.2021)

Calcutta High Court has dismissed a plea seeking an inquiry into the mysterious death of the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) Dr. Syama Prasa.....

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Apex Court Stays Death Penalty of Rajasthan Blast Case Convict(03.12.2019)

Apex Court has stayed the execution of death penalty awarded to a convict in the 23-year-old case of bomb blast in a bus in Rajasthan's Dausa district.....

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Rajasthan High Court Issues Notice to Government Over Infant Deaths(08.01.2020)

Rajasthan High Court has issued a notice to the State Government, seeking several details and a reply on the recent death of infants across the State......

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PMJJBY incorporates exclusion to discourage abuse(30.06.2016)

The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana will incorporate a lien clause, effective 1 June 2016, excluding claims for deaths occurring during the fi.....

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Uttarakhand HC Directs State to Ensure Implementation of Measures to Control Sale of Drugs(26.10.2016)

Uttarakhand HC, while taking cognizance of death of a teenager in Bhowali town, allegedly from an overdose of whitener and an adhesive product, has di.....

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Bombay High Court Confirms Death Sentence to Trio who Raped and Killed Teen(24.10.2019)

Bombay High Court has confirmed death penalty for three men from Ahmednagar district who had raped a 16-year-old girl multiple times and tortured her .....

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SC Asks States to Follow Gujarat's Model in Giving Publicity for COVID Death Compensation Scheme(16.12.2021)

Supreme Court has lauded the State of Gujarat's advertisements giving publicity relating to disbursal of the ex-gratia compensation to the family of t.....

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Supreme Court: Presumption of Dowry Death Must be Backed by Evidence of Cruelty(21.11.2016)

Supreme Court has ruled that presumption of culpability against an accused in a dowry death case under Evidence Act would be “activated” only when the.....

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SC Holds NHAI Liable to Compensate Death Caused by Failure to Prevent Illegal Mining(16.07.2020)

Supreme Court has upheld an order passed by the National Green Tribunal directing the National Highways Authority of India to pay compensation to lega.....

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Supreme Court on Sewer Deaths: "No Other Country Sends People to Gas Chamber"(18.09.2019)

Supreme Court has expressed serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, saying nowhere in the world peopl.....

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SC Issues Notice in PIL Seeking Intervention in Problem of Elephant Deaths Due to Electrocution(05.01.2022)

Supreme Court has issued notice in a Public Interest Litigation filed seeking court's urgent intervention in relation to the problem of elephant death.....

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Allahabad HC: Death Date Immaterial Under UP Govt's Ex-Gratia Payment Policy(01.08.2022)

Allahabad High Court has directed State Government to release the ex-gratia payment to the dependents of such individuals who died due to COVID in and.....

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Allahabad HC Summons UP DGP in 16-Yr Old Girl's Death Case Who Was Found Hanged in School(15.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Director-General of Police, Uttar Pradesh to remain present before the Court tomorrow in the case regarding the .....

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Shaheen Bagh Infant Death: Apex Court Takes Note to Stop Minors from Participating In Protests(10.02.2020)

Apex Court took cognisance on its own to "stop involvement of children and infants in demonstrations" following the death of an infant on January 30 a.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Curative Pleas of Two Death Row Convicts(14.01.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petitions of Vinay Sharma and Mukesh, two of the four convicts awaiting execution of death penalty in the Nir.....

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Karnataka HC Stays Execution of Death Sentence of Convict in Rape & Murder Case(20.10.2016)

Karnataka High Court has stayed execution of Umesh Reddy, who was sentenced to death in a rape and murder case, till Court adjudicates his plea for co.....

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Kar. HC: Application for Substitution Can't Be Rejected Without Examining if 'Right To Sue' Survives(20.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has said that a trial court cannot reject an application made by legal representatives seeking to come on record following the de.....

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Death Row Prisoners Should be Allowed to Meet Lawyers, Family Members: SC(14.12.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that prisoners on death row should be allowed to have meetings and interviews with his lawyers or members of his immediate .....

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Apex Court Stays Death Penalty in Coimbatore Double Murder Case(18.09.2019)

Apex Court has stayed the execution of a man convicted in a rape and double murder case in Coimbatore nine years ago. The Court stayed the execution o.....

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Jharkhand HC to Govt.: Pay Rs 1 Lakh to Minor Boy’s Family after Alleged Custodial Death(21.07.2016)

Jharkhand HC has directed State Government to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the family of the minor boy, who died in custody allegedly due to pol.....

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CRIMINAL - SC Commutes Death Penalty to Man, Says His Poems Show He is Reformative(05.03.2019)

Supreme Court has commuted to life term the death penalty awarded to a man for murdering a child, saying he wanted to reform himself and poems written.....

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MP HC: Paramour of Mother-in-Law Not Family Member Within Ambit of S. 304B IPC(10.03.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the paramour of mother-in-law of the deceased would not come within the ambit of Section 304-B IPC, since he c.....

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Calcutta HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Media Reports Regarding Alleged Custodial Death of Minor(06.11.2020)

Calcutta High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the news reports regarding alleged custodial death of a 15-year-old boy at Mallarpur area in the .....

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SC Junks Police Closure Report on the Mysterious Death of NLU-J Student(17.09.2020)

Supreme Court has junked the closure report filed by Rajasthan police in the investigation into the mysterious death of Vikrant Nagaichm who was a 3rd.....

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Allahabad HC Imposes Cost on State for Delaying Payment of Post-Death Dues of Employee(24.01.2020)

Allahabad High Court has imposed costs on State authorities for delaying the payment of post-death dues of an employee, for over 24 years.

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Supreme Court Frames Guidelines for Speeding up Process of Hearing Pleas Against Death Sentences(17.02.2020)

Supreme Court has framed a set of guidelines that mandate the Apex Court benches to hear Appeals challenging decisions of High Courts confirming the a.....

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SC: Dowry Death Shall Be Presumed if Wife Was Harassed for Dowry Soon Before Death(24.12.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that once the prosecution is able to establish that a woman was subjected to cruelty or harassment for or in connection wit.....

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SC Seeks Status Report from CBI on Custodial Death in Delhi(21.09.2016)

SC has asked CBI to file a status report on the progress of its probe into alleged custodial death of a man who had tried to intervene to settle a qua.....

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SC: Never Been the Effort of Courts to Make Death Penalty Redundant or Non Existent(27.06.2022)

Supreme Court while upholding the death penalty of a man for the rape and murder of a mentally and physically challenged, seven and half year old girl.....

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Supreme Court: Centre's Denial to Renew MBBS Seats Causing Doctor Shortage(24.08.2015)

Supreme Court has observed that Centre's disapproval to renew permission to establish new medical colleges or to increase their intake capacity have c.....

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Orissa HC Asks State on Enquiry Into Issue of Undercounting of Covid-19 Deaths(28.06.2021)

Orissa High Court has asked the State Government as to whether the issue of undercounting of Covid-19 deaths has been enquired into by it. The Court h.....

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Pakistan Court Hands Death Penalty to Former President Pervez Musharraf(17.12.2019)

Pakistan Court has sentenced former president Pervez Musharraf to death for high treason, giving its judgment on charges relating to the imposition of.....

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Uttarakhand High Court Orders Government to Conduct Audit of Covid-19 Deaths in State(10.06.2021)

Uttarakhand High Court has ordered the Government to conduct an audit of Covid-19 deaths in the state and submit its report by 21st June, 2021 in plea.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC Orders FIR to be Filed Against 33 Officials in Punjab Custodial Death Case(18.12.2015)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered Punjab Police to register FIR on charges of murder against 33 government officials of Amritsar Central Jail .....

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Review in a criminal proceeding is permissible only on ground of error apparent on face of record(09.07.2018)

Present review petitions have been filed by two applicants Vinay Sharma-Accused No. 1 and Pawan Kumar Gupta-Accused No. 2 to review the judgment of pr.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC Grants Rs 4 Lakh Compensation in Kite String Death Case(27.03.2017)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Punjab government to provide Rs 4-lakh compensation to a Khanna family whose sole breadwinner died after hi.....

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Supreme Court Affirms Death Sentence Awarded to Man for Raping, Murdering 2 Year Old Girl(04.10.2019)

Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence awarded to a man for raping and murdering a two-year-old girl in 2012 saying he had no control over his "c.....

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Apex Court Commutes Man's Death Sentence to Life Imprisonment for Killing 3 Siblings in Chhattisgarh(09.03.2020)

Apex Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to a man accused of abducting and killing three minor siblings in February 2011 in Ratnapur town of.....

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Calcutta HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance of Unnatural Deaths of Elephants, Bisons Etc(07.09.2020)

Calcutta High Court on its own motion has taken cognizance of the issue of unnatural death of Elephants, Bisons and other wild animals, birds, reptile.....

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Supreme Court in a Majority Verdict Upholds the Constitutional Validity of Death Penalty(29.11.2018)

Supreme Court has commuted death penalty of a convict accused of killing three people, including two women and in a 2:1 majority the bench upheld the.....

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Bombay HC Orders CBI Probe in Custodial Death of Valdaris in 2014(20.12.2016)

Bombay High Court has directed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate charges of murder, culpable homicide, unnatural sex and abetment a.....

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Bombay High Court: 'Malnutrition Deaths as Important an Issue as Farmers'(21.06.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra is an issue as important as the farmers’ distress which attracted l.....

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Calcutta HC Orders to Enquire Into Dilution of Charges by IO in Custodial Death Case(02.03.2022)

Calcutta High Court has ordered an enquiry by the DIG, in charge of Special Crime Branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into alleged dil.....

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Rajasthan HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Plight in Death of Migrant Birds(20.05.2020)

Rajasthan High Court has ordered the State Government to remove carcasses of birds lying around Sambhar Lake and conduct a post-mortem to identify the.....

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Bombay High Court to Hear CBI Appeal Against Acquittal in Scarlett Death Case(20.11.2017)

Bombay High Court has passed an order to hear the CBI's appeal challenging the Goa children court's order which acquitted the two accused in the myste.....

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Madras HC Asks to Consider Revising Quantum of Compensation for Deaths of Manual Scavengers(11.11.2021)

Madras High Court has observed that the current quantum of compensation payable upon death due to manual scavenging may be inadequate and thus urged t.....

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Death Sentence a Measure of Social Necessity for Deterring Other Potential Offenders: MP HC(11.05.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that it considers death sentence as a measure of social necessity and also a mean of deterring other potential .....

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EPFO Sets Guidelines to Settle Death Claims within Seven Days(02.11.2016)

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has said that it has issued guidelines to its Field Offices to settle death claims within seven days and.....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Issues Notice to Government Over Punjab Borewell Death(18.06.2019)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to the Centre, and State Government, besides the National Disaster Response Force in connection with .....

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SC Fixes Outer Limits to Apply for COVID-19 Death Compensation at 60 Days(25.03.2022)

Supreme Court has fixed the outer limits to apply for COVID-19 death compensation at 60 days for deaths that occurred prior to March 20, 2022 and 90 d.....

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SC: No Conviction Under Section 304B IPC if Unnatural Death is Not Established(07.12.2020)

Supreme Court has held that the offence of dowry death under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 cannot be made out if the cause of death has .....

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Bombay HC Grants Compensation to Father in Case of Custodial Death of 16-Year Old(15.12.2020)

Bombay High Court has granted ex-gratia compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the father of a 16-year-old boy, who died in the custody of Shirdi police station.....

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Delhi HC Tells AIIMS to Set Up Panel on Cause of Indian’s Death in Maldives(05.04.2019)

Delhi High Court has directed AIIMS to set up an expert panel to examine the forensic and post-mortem reports of a man, who died allegedly due to medi.....

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Bombay High Court: Death Penalty for Repeat Rape Offenders(03.06.2019)

Bombay High Court has upheld the Constitutional validity of Section 376(e) of Indian Penal Code, 1860 which provides that repeat offenders in rape cas.....

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Allahabad High Court Directs Second Autopsy of Body of Kasganj Custodial Death Victim Altaf(11.02.2022)

Allahabad High Court has directed a second autopsy of the body of the Kasganj Custodial death Victim, Altaf by a team of doctors from the All India In.....

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SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Probe into Alleged Custodial Torture of Raghu Rama Krishna Raju(26.05.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on a writ petition filed by the son of YSR Congress MP Raghu Rama Krishnam Raju seeking an investigation by the Centra.....

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Delhi HC Awards Life Term to Domestic Help, Commutes Death Penalty in Double Murder Case(29.09.2015)

Delhi High Court has commuted death penalty and awarded life term to a domestic help for offence of double murder of an old woman and her grandson in .....

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High Court laments quality of civilisation in custodial death(20.10.2015)

“…quality of a nation’s civilization can be largely measured by the methods it uses in enforcing criminal law”, opined the High Court, in determining .....

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MP HC Commutes Death Sentence of Man Convicted for Rape And Murder of 4 Year Old(17.06.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has commuted death sentence of a man convicted for rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl. The Court held that since the convi.....

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Allahabad HC: Deaths of Persons Suspected to be Covid Positive to be Computed as Covid-Deaths(12.05.2021)

Allahabad High Court has directed that deaths of persons who were suspected to be affected by the Covid-19 virus after antigen tests will be computed .....

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SC Commutes Death Sentence on Rape and Murder Convict to 25 Years Sentence(19.09.2016)

Supreme Court has commuted death penalty of a convict in a rape and murder case of a seven-year-old girl that took place in 2011 in Jabalpur district .....

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Delhi HC Directs CBI Inquiry in Nand Nagri Custody Death Case(04.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has transferred Nand Nagri custody death case to CBI, while taking a serious view of failure on part of Special Investigation Team of.....

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Bombay HC Acquits Policemen in 1998 Custody Death Case(30.08.2016)

Bombay HC has acquitted all the six police officers charged with culpable homicide in a case where a Satara resident died following an alleged assault.....

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Orissa HC Directs State to Expedite Investigation into Death of Kidney Patient(01.05.2020)

Orissa High Court has directed the State government to expedite the investigation into death of a kidney patient, who was allegedly denied treatment a.....

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Madhya Pradesh HC Reduces Death Penalty Awarded to Man Accused of Rape & Murder of His Daughter(17.06.2019)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has reduced the death penalty awarded to a man accused of raping and murdering his own daughter while holding that the accus.....

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Allahabad HC Imposes Cost on Dowry Death Accused After Misuse of Process of Law(07.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has imposed Rs. 20,000 cost on a dowry death accused after noting that she misused the process of law by filing successive applic.....

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Delhi HC Asks to Conduct Further Investigation in Death of Man Forced to Sing National Anthem(16.03.2022)

Delhi High Court has asked the city police to conduct further investigation without any fear or influence, in the case of 23 year old Faizan, who was .....

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Madras HC Issues Inquiry Guidelines for Transparent Investigation in Cases of Custodial Deaths(04.12.2020)

Madras High Court has issued a slew of directions for the conduct of inquiry under Section 176(1)(A) of the Code of Criminal procedure, 1973 in cases .....

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CRIMINAL - Sessions Court can't Award Sentence Between 'Life Imprisonment' & 'Death Sentence': Karnataka HC(29.03.2019)

Karnataka High Court has held that a Sessions Court can only award either life imprisonment or death sentence in a murder case, and has no power to in.....

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Supreme Court: Case of Death by Single Blow on Vital Part of Body May Fall under Section 302 of IPC(03.06.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that even in a case of death by a single blow but on the vital part of the body the case may fall under Section 302 of th.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Investigation Into Deaths in Jaipur Golden Hospital(07.06.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice to Union of India through Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of NCT of Delhi through Health D.....

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No Ground to Erase Death Penalty in Indian law: Supreme Court(10.07.2018)

Supreme Court has said that abolition of death penalty by the British Parliament, several Latin American nations and Australian states was no ground t.....

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Jharkhand HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance to Monitor Dumka School Girl Killing Case(02.09.2022)

Jharkhand High Court while taking suo moto cognizance of Dumka girl death case wherein school girl was reportedly killed after a man allegedly poured .....

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