SC to pronounce verdict in Priyadarshini Mattoo case on Wednesday

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce its judgement in the case relating to rape and murder of Delhi college student Priyadarshini Mattoo by a former IPS officer`s son who was sentenced to death by the High Court.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday
pronounce its judgement in the case relating to rape and
murder of Delhi college student Priyadarshini Mattoo by a
former IPS officer`s son who was sentenced to death by the
High Court.

An apex court Bench of Justices H S Bedi and C K Prasad
had on July 29 reserved its verdict on convict Santosh Kumar
Singh`s appeal challenging the verdict of the Delhi high court
convicting and awarding the death sentence to him for the rape
of Priyadarshini over 14 years ago.

Santosh Kumar Singh, son of a former senior IPS officer,
was acquitted by the trial court on December 3, 1999, but the
Delhi high court had on October 27, 2006, reversed that
decision by holding him guilty of rape and murder.

CBI has sought upholding of the death sentence saying the
high court had correctly appreciated the evidence leading to
his conviction.

Santosh, a law student in the Delhi University, had raped
and murdered Priyadarshini, a third-year law student, in
January 1996.

PTI

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