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The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

Friday, May 4, 2012

Death sentence for beheading girl on campus

Press Trust of India | Updated: May 02, 2012 11:47 IST Ranchi: A youth was today sentenced to death by a local court for beheading a girl student in a college campus in Ranchi on April 28 last year. The District and Sessions Court of SH Kazmi pronounced the capital punishment against Vijendra Kumar for severing the head off of intermediate student Khusboo outside an examination hall. The court had on April 26 convicted Kumar for the crime. Kumar, who hails from Jamshedpur, had beheaded Khusboo with a sharp weapon as soon as she came out of the examination hall. He was overpowered by other students and handed over to the Jharkhand police. Source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/youth-gets-death-sentence-for-beheading-girl-205137 [accessed on 4th May 2012]

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