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Life term is rule, death penalty exception: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 20:26

Life imprisonment is the rule and death penalty an exception and courts should also consider socio-economic compulsions such as poverty while awarding the extreme sentence to a convict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held.

HC commutes to life term death penalty in murder case

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:36

A man`s death penalty for killing his foster parents and his pregnant wife for opposing his extra-marital affair was on Friday commuted to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court.