HC enhances sentence to life in acid attack case
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Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 23:30
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday enhanced the six-year sentence awarded to a man convicted in an acid attack case to life term.

A division bench comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Keshav Narayan upheld the state's plea which sought life sentence to Rajesh, who had been convicted to undergo six year rigorous imprisonment in an acid attack on a 16-year-old girl for rejecting his overtures six years ago.

Special Public Prosecutor HS Chandramouli in his appeal, described the "trend of disfiguring a beautiful girl as very dangerous" and pleaded that "the punishment given to the person who had destroyed the life of a young girl was very inadequate to the crime committed " and that should be enhanced to life.

Accordingly the court enhanced the sentence to life and also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the convict and further three years rigorous imprisonment if he defaulted to pay the fine.


First Published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 23:30

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