Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Madhya Pradesh high court commutes death sentence

TNN | Mar 28, 2019, 04.26 AM IST

BHOPAL/JABALPUR: A division bench of MP high court on Tuesday commuted death sentence of a person to life imprisonment till death. He was held guilty for murder of his mother. The high court, however, held that crime of the convict was not among “rarest of the rare” and was caused by momentary anger. 

The trial court at Narsinghpur, while ordering the death sentence for the accused, had said that the brutality with which the accused Ashok Rajak, 23, killed his mother just because she woke him up from sleep made the crime “rarest of the rate” and it won’t be appropriate to show any mercy towards him because there was no possibility of him becoming an improved human being in course of time. 

The division bench of Justice J K Maheshwari and Justice A K Shrivastava, however, disagreed with the findings of sessions court and said the crime was more of impulsive in nature and not ‘rarest of the rare’ and reduced his sentence to life imprisonment till death.

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