Life Term

  • DMK welcomes SC order commuting death sentence January 21, 2014

    Chennai: DMK today welcomed Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of four aides of forest brigand Veerappan. "I welcome it," said DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin when reporters asked him about the apex court ruling. The Supreme Court has given life term to 15 death row convicts,...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • Bangalore law student gangrape case: All six convicts get life term September 6, 2013

    Bangalore: All the six convicts in the gangrape case of a Bangalore law student have been given life imprisonment by the trial court on Friday. The Criminal Injuries Board of Karnataka has been asked to compensate the survivor for mental trauma. The order came almost a year after eight men...
  • Indian-American gets life term for murder August 10, 2013

    Washington: A man found guilty of killing a fellow Indian-American outside a gurdwara in California has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for 35 years. Gurpreet Singh Gosal, 28, was sentenced for the second degree murder of 26-year-old Parmjit Singh Pamma outside the Bradshaw gurdwara in Sacramento during a...
  • Indian origin man in Fiji gets life imprisonment for double-murder August 10, 2013

    A court in Fiji on Friday sentenced an Indian origin man to life imprisonment for a double-murder committed early in July 2013. The high court of Labasa in the Macuata province in Fijian island of Vanua Levu sentenced 31-year-old Nilesh Chand to life in jail for the murders of two...
  • Three get double life sentence for gangraping, killing 12-year-old girl August 4, 2013

    A special fast track court here on Saturday awarded double life-imprisonment to three persons for gang-raping and killing a minor girl. The sentence was awarded by special fast track court judge, Savita Dube after helding them guilty under section 302 (murder), 376 (rape) of the IPC and Protection of Children from...
  • Woman, paramour get life term for murder of her 12-year-old son July 27, 2013

    A local court here has convicted a woman and her paramour to life for murdering her 12-year-old son. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitendra Kumar on Friday also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of the accused Prabha (35) and Sandeep (27) after holding them guilty under various of the...
  • UK: Indian man gets life term for murdering wife June 26, 2013

    London: An Indian man in Britain has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his British wife in 2012. The Stafford Crown Court sentenced Devendra Singh, 33, to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 16 years for bludgeoning to death Charlotte Smith, 41, with a two-kg ornamental...
  • Arizona gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords gets seven life terms November 9, 2012

    Tucson: Convicted Tucson gunman Jared Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison on Thursday for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in a rampage in 2011. Loughner, 24, a college dropout with a history of psychiatric disorders, was handed...
  • Paravoor sex scandal: Life term for father July 27, 2012

    Kochi: The Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court on Thursday awarded rigorous life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000 to Sudheer, the father of the victim and prime accused in the Paravoor sex scandal case. He has been charged for offences under Section 376(rape) of the IPC. Let there be no...
  • Nothing less than life term for dowry deaths: SC June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A sentence lesser than life term cannot be awarded to convicts for heinous offences like dowry death where the victim is killed in a brutal manner, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Swatanter Kumar and Ranjan Gogoi rejected the plea of a victim's husband and brother-in-law...
  • HC relief for man who killed wife over cooking February 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has reduced the life sentence awarded to a man, who killed his wife for not cooking food for him, to ten years in jail saying the crime was not pre-planned. The court, in the ruling last week, observed that the murder was over a "petty reason...
  • President pardons six, gives hope to UP village June 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Bajrakha village in Uttar Pradesh is celebrating a new lease of life to six of its own after President Pratibha Patil commuted the death sentence awarded to them to life. An emotional Ramguni recalls how painful the last 25 years have been without her husband Shyam Manohar, one of...
  • HIV +ve Canadian gets life-term for death of partners April 5, 2009

    Toronto: A Canadian with HIV, who had unprotected sex with dozens of women leading to the death of two of them, has been found guilty of first-degree murder by a court at Hamilton city near here. In its weekend verdict, the court found Johnson Aziga, 52, guilty of causing the death...
  • Austrian rapist father Josef Fritzl gets life term March 19, 2009

    St Poelten: Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for locking up and raping his daughter in a cellar over 24 years, fathering seven children with her, and causing the death of an infant son. Fritzl, 73, had pleaded guilty to incest, rape, enslavement, coercion and murder, by...
  • Indian in US gets life term for killing son's black wife June 29, 2008

    Washington: An Indian-origin businessman in the US has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for hiring hitmen to murder his son's black wife as he was enraged at the inter-racial marriage. Prosecution had sought death penalty for Chiman Rai, 69, for paying two men $10,000 to kill Sparkle Michelle...
  • Pappu Yadav, 2 others get life term for murder February 14, 2008

    Patna: A special CBI court on Thursday convicted all three accused — Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Pappu Yadav, former legislator Rajan Tiwari and Anil Yadav — in the CPI-M MLA Ajit Sarkar murder case. The court sentenced the three to life imprisonment for the gruesome of murder of the firebrand...
  • Life term too little penalty for killer cops: Victims' kin October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: A decade after Pradip Goel and Jagjit Singh were shot dead by police at Connaught Place, New Delhi, there is justice at last for the families of the two businessmen. A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced 10 policemen, including a former ACP, to life imprisonment in connection with...
  • Graham Staines killer Dara Singh gets another life term September 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Ravinder Kumar Pal alias Dara Singh, the Bajrang Dal worker who killed Australian missionary Graham Staines in a village in Orissa in 1999, has now been given a second sentence of life imprisonment. A court in Baripada has convicted Dara Singh for the murder of Catholic priest Arul Doss....
  • US woman kills Indian husband for money, gets life term July 19, 2007

    Akron, Ohio: A federal jury spared a woman the death penalty for hiring her lover to kill her wealthy Indian husband, choosing a life sentence without parole instead. Donna Moonda, 48, who was convicted of murder-for-hire earlier this month, quietly cried Wednesday upon learning her sentence. Federal prosecutors said she had promised...
  • Don MP's phones seized in jail raid May 16, 2007

    New Delhi: A team lead by Siwan District Magistrate Santosh Mall raided the Siwan jail on Tuesday evening and recovered four mobile handsets and one Airtel SIM from the premises. Two of the four handsets were recovered from controversial RJD MP Md Shahbuddin. Shahbuddin lodged in the jail was in for...
  • Tainted MP brings trouble for RJD June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: RJD MP from Siwan, Mohammad Shahbuddin was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday in the case of abduction and killing of a CPI (ML) party worker in 1999. A special court in Bihar also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him and has given a month’s time...
  • 23 yrs on, justice for '84 riots victim June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Twenty three years after three people of a Sikh family were brutally killed in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, a Delhi Court sentenced the three accused to life imprisonment on Thursday. But politician accused of leading the mobs have escaped without conviction. Harminder Kaur had been fighting a...
  • 3 get life term for anti-Sikh riots June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court on Monday sentenced three persons to life imprisonment for lynching three members of a Sikh family during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri had on Monday held the three — Harparsad Bhardwaj, R P Tiwari and Jagdish Giri —...