Priyadarshini Mattoo case verdict today

The apex court will today pronounce its judgement in the Priyadarshini Mattoo rape & murder case.

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 09:12 AM IST

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 HS 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