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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, February 6, 2015

Jaipur: Man Sentenced to Death for Girl's Murder

By Express News Service Published: 30th August 2014 06:00 AM Last Updated: 30th August 2014 04:48 AM JAIPUR: Additional District and Sessions Judge of Jajpur Rohitlal Panda on Thursday announced death sentence to one Banabehari Behera alias Haria (35) on charges of murdering a 17-year-old girl. After examining 21 witnesses, the Judge convicted the accused for brutally hacking the girl to death. The hearing of the case concluded on Wednesday. Haria of Nipania village under Tomka police limits had developed weakness for Biswakalpita Behera alias Reni of the same village. But Reni, studying Plus Two in Rekutia College in Keonjhar district, rejected Haria’s proposal to develop relationship. Feeling insulted, Haria hacked the girl to death on April 26, 2013. Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Man-Sentenced-to-Death-for-Girls-Murder/2014/08/30/article2405522.ece [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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