Life Sentence

  • Court awards life sentence to three accused in 2012 murder case June 23, 2014

    A local court in Bihar on Monday sentenced three persons to life imprisonment in connection with a murder of a 10yearold boy in 2012. Additional District and Sessions Judge of Banka, Sanjay Kumar Singh, passed the order after finding them guilty of murdering the boy. According to the prosecution, Krishnanand was kidnapped...
  • Convicts serving life sentence go missing from Tihar jail June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: While the appeals of dreaded criminals lie pending in higher courts, several inmates of the Tihar jail have gone missing. As per figures submitted by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi High Court, 915 convicts have either jumped parole or bail since 1999. Many of them have been...
  • Undertrial Naxal serving life sentence escapes from court March 3, 2014

    Two prisoners, including a hardcore Maoist serving life sentence, escaped from court premises at Ghatsila, around 45 km from Jamshedpur on Monday, a senior police officer said. CPI (Maoist)'s Phogra Munda, serving life sentence in a murder case as well as facing trial in several other cases in Ghorabandha, Shyamsunderpur and...
  • 24yearold boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son February 5, 2014

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 interstate kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • 9 get life sentence for murder in 3 year old case December 23, 2013

    Nine people were awarded life imprisonment on Monday by a local court for kidnapping and killing a restaurant owner three years ago. Additional District Judge of Patna City court Suniti Kumar Singh found the nine guilty in the kidnapping of a restaurant owner for ransom in February 2010 and awarded life...
  • AarushiHemraj murder case: Rajesh, Nupur sentenced to life November 26, 2013

    A CBI Court in Ghaziabad has awarded life imprisonment to dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The court rejected the CBI's plea for death sentence saying there was no merit in their argument calling this the rarest of rare cases....
  • China's Bo Xilai allowed to appeal against life in jail October 9, 2013

    A court in eastern China on Wednesday allowed ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai to appeal against a life sentence handed out last month on crimes of corruption and abuse of power. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles and cultivated a loyal following through his charisma and populist,...
  • Delhi: Man gets life term for raping, forcing niece into prostitution September 22, 2013

    A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for ravishing his minor niece, allowing others to gangrape her and forcing her into prostitution. The court convicted Uttar Pradesh resident Pannu for six offences, rape, gangrape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, wrongful confinement and procuring the girl for...
  • Bombay HC orders life sentence to doctor who raped patient in ICU September 21, 2013

    The Bombay High Court on Saturday confirmed the life sentence awarded to a 29-year-old doctor who was convicted for raping a patient in an Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in neighbouring Thane this year. A bench of justices P V Hardas and P N Deshmukh accepted the argument of...
  • Divided Egypt prepares to release Mubarak from jail August 22, 2013

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could leave prison on Thursday after a court ruling that further divided a country in turmoil since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi seven weeks ago. Convening at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court ordered the release of the military man...
  • Batla House case: Court sentences Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced alleged Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in the 2008 Batla House encounter. Earlier, the court had convicted Ahmed of murder and attempt to murder charges. Shahzad aka Pappu is the lone convict in the case and has been...
  • MP: Former MLA gets life sentence in murder case May 31, 2013

    Bhopal: A local court on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to five persons including former MLA Ashok Vir Vikram Singh alias Bhaiya Raja for the murder of a 20yearold fashion designing student in 2009. Besides Bhaiya Raja, others who were sentenced to life imprisonment are Bhupendra Singh alias Halke, Ramkishan alias...
  • Mumbai: HC upholds conviction based on dog's evidence March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Relying on a police dog's evidence, the Bombay High Court has held a man guilty in a robbery and murder case and upheld the life sentence given to him by a lower court. Another person was held guilty on the basis of witness identification parade, while three others were...
  • Gujarat: Youth gets life term for raping a minor January 15, 2013

    Jamnagar: A sessions court here on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to an accused of raping a minor girl in Shingaj village of the district in March 2011. Additional Sessions Judge BA Gadhvi sentenced Vipul Koli (22) to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh as a compensation...
  • Madhumita case: Former MP's life sentence upheld July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday upheld the life sentence awarded to exSamajwadi Party MP Amarmani Tripathi in the Madhumita Shukla murder case. The court also upheld the punishment against all other accused in the case, including Amarmani's wife, Madhumani. Amarmani and his wife were found guilty of the...
  • Prisoner who missed jail killed one to get back June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Spurned by friends and relatives after his release following 15 years of incarceration for a murder, a man thought "the best place for him was jail" and committed another murder to earn another life term. The ironical realisation dawned upon 60yearold Satish Kumar of West Delhi within six...
  • Life sentence can be a ground for granting divorce: HC April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court has ruled that life sentence can be a ground to grant divorce. Rejecting a Miscellaneous First Appeal by a husband serving life in a murder case, a division bench, headed by Justice KL Manjunath in its recent order said when the appellant is convicted for...
  • 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...
  • Godman gets life term for burying wife alive July 26, 2008

    Bangalore: On May 28, 1991, 44yearold Shakereh Khaleeli was drugged with sleeping pills and then buried alive inside her own bunglow in Bangalore. Seventeen years later, her second husband selfstyled godman Swami Shraddananda, who was the main accused has been sentenced to a life term by the Supreme Court,...
  • Man sentenced to life for raping British tourist April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: A guest house owner in Rajasthan has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a British tourist. The fast track court in Udaipur passed the judgement against Prabat Singh of Pardesi guest house on Wednesday. He was arrested earlier this year for raping a British journalist staying in his...
  • 'Except for the crime, Sharma an asset for nation' March 25, 2008

    New Delhi: After six years of trial, 20,000 pages of court documents and 209 prosecution witnesses of which 51 turned hostile IPS officer RK Sharma has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the highprofile murder case of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar. Sharma's accomplices Sri...
  • Charles Sobhraj hopes 13 will prove lucky for him January 21, 2008

    Kathmandu: From his bleak cell in Kathmandu's central prison, Charles Sobhraj, serving a 20year jail term for an ancient crime, is waiting for Feb 13, hoping the date considered inauspicious by many will prove lucky for him. The 63yearold, whose hope to be free was dashed by Nepal's Supreme Court last...
  • Sobhraj wants French Prez to protest for his cause December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Charles Sobhraj's French lawyer is seeking a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to ask him to raise the issue of Sobhraj's imprisonment with the Nepal government. Notorious international criminal Charles Sobhraj is currently serving a life sentence in Kathmandu for the murder of an American woman over three...
  • 15 get life term in Kanpur riots case October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: A local court in Kanpur has sentenced 15 persons including a lawyer to life imprisonment in the 1992 Kanpur riots case. They were involved in the riots that broke out in the city four days after the Babri Masjid demolition. Nine people died in the riots...
  • Amarmani, wife get life; shooter acquitted October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Former state minister of Uttar Pradesh Amarmani Tripathi and his wife Madhumani were convicted in the controversial murder of poet Madhumita Shukla on Wednesday. Two other accused, Amarmanis nephew Rohit Chaturvedi and an acquaintance Santosh Roy were also sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court in Dehradun, Uttaranchal. A...
  • Coimbatore blasts: Life terms for six accused October 24, 2007

    Coimbatore: A special court on Wednesday sentenced six persons to life imprisonment for their roles in the 1998 serial bomb blasts in Coimbatore in which 58 people died. Islamic leaders S A Basha and Mohammad Ansari were given double life sentences. Basha, president of the Al Umma group, was awarded double...
  • Political slugfest over Shahabuddin June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: RJD MP from Siwan, Mohammad Shahabuddin, who has been given life imprisonment for kidnapping and murdering CPI (ML) leader Chhote Lal Gupta in 1999, has stirred a political debate. Kaushalya Devi, the mother of former JNU students' union president Chandrashekhar, who was allegedly murdered by Shahabuddin, has said that...
  • Shahabuddin gets life term June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A local court in Siwan awarded a life sentence to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with the Chhote Lal Gupta murder case. Last week, the court had found Shabuddin guilty of kidnapping and murdering CPI (ML) party worker Chhote Lal Gupta in February 1999. Additional district...
  • St Stephen's student killer sentenced June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: A man who murdered a student of Delhi St Stephen's College in 1999 because he could not marry her was on Thursday sentenced to life in prison. Uttam Kumar, a private tutor, killed his former student Priyanka Garg ten days before her wedding. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar,...
  • SC admits Manu Sharma's bail plea June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted the bail plea of Manu Sharma and Tony Gill, the two convicts in the Jessica Lall murder case, and issued notice to the Delhi Police on the same. The court will hear the bail application in the first week of April. Manu Sharma...