Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Relief for death row convict (Assam)

TNN | Dec 25, 2015, 11.36 AM IST 
Printed from GUWAHATI: 

The Gauhati high court commuted the death sentence of murder convict Holiram Bordoloi to imprisonment for life on Wednesday. The judgment came in response to a delay of over nine years in disposal of his mercy petitions. On November 26, 1996, Bordoloi had killed three persons of the same family to protect his supremacy in the village.

A lower court in Morigaon sentenced him to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the death penalty in 2005. ]After that Bordoloi sent mercy petitions on April 18, 2005, before the governor of Assam and the President. Both mercy petitions were rejected in the year 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Source: (Accessed 19 December 2018)

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