MENTAL RETARDATION

  • UP man gets death sentence for rape, murder of mentally retarded minor girl October 2, 2013

    A local court on Tuesday handed down capital punishment to a man for the rape and murder of a mentallyretarded minor girl in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan early this year. The District and Sessions Judge pronounced the death sentence to Manoj Singh in less seven month of trial at Rajsamand district...
  • Doctor to pay 15 lakh for causing mental retardation to child April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Ayurveda medical practitioner to pay Rs 15 lakh compensation for prescribing wrong medicine to a child causing his mental retardation. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Rishikeshbased medical practitioner to pay the amount to the child's family within three months. The...
  • Scientists isolate mental retardation gene July 18, 2011

    Toronto: With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of oneself, and social skills. John Vincent, senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction...
  • Bhullar's wife asks SC to commute death sentence June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Pleading that a mentally imbalanced person should not be executed, the wife of terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has urged the Supreme Court to quash his death penalty and commute it to life term. In a fresh writ petition filed by senior counsel K T S Tulsi, the convict's...
  • 3 in 2000 babies born with Down's Syndrome February 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Pregnancy is the best time of a woman's life, but a tobe mother's worst nightmare is that she could be carrying a baby which is at a high risk of developing a chromosomal abnormality or "Down's Syndrome". Senior Consultant Fetal Medicine Apollo hospital, Dr Anita Kaul says, "Down's Syndrome...