HC commutes death penalty to 30-yr life term

Last Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 15:51

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has commuted the death sentence of a 38-year-old man, who had brutally killed his wife and a teenaged daughter in April 2011, to life imprisonment for 30 years.

A Bombay High Court division bench of Justices A P Lavande and Arun Choudhary of Bombay High Court here yesterday did not confirm the death sentence, awarded by first adhoc Additional Sessions Judge K L Vyas to accused - Prakash Vinayak Shinganapure.

The HC awarded Shinganapure life imprisonment for a minimum of 30 years.
Prakash had killed his wife Pranita and 13-year-old daughter Shreya on April 7, 2011 at their home in a city locality.

The accused stabbed his wife as many as 62 times and daughter 45 times with a knife and also inflected about 20 injuries on himself in an attempt to end his life, over poor financial conditions.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict.


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First Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 15:51

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