HC commutes death sentence of rapist, awards 25 years jail term

The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence awarded to a 24-year-old youth for raping and murdering his minor neighbour but directed that he be kept behind the bars for 25 years in order to "guard the society from him".

Father, uncle sentenced to death for murder of teenage girl

A court in Panchkula today handed the death sentence to the father and uncle of a teenage girl for her murder in October last year.

Egypt's Morsi may face death penalty

 Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi may face death sentence for leaking national security documents to Qatar, state media reported.

Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage

An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era.

Bombay HC gives time to Govt to reply to sisters' plea on death row

 The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

HC gives time to Govt to reply to sisters' plea on death row

The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Nithari killer Surinder Koli to be hanged on September 12

Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli, who has been sentenced to death for the brutal killing of a 14-year-old girl, will be hanged here on September 12, Jail Superintendent SHM Rizvi said on Thursday night.

Nithari killings: Death warrant issued against Surinder Koli

In a fresh development in Nithari serial murder cases, Ghaziabad sessions court has issued death warrant against Surinder Koli in connection with the brutal killing of 14-year-old Rimpa Halder.

Man sentenced to death for killing 8 people in China

A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to death in China for killing eight of his neighbours, including three children, following a dispute over the positioning of a mirror.

Man sentenced to death for killing girl in Odisha

A man was sentenced to death by a court here for killing a 17-year-old girl last year.

Egypt court sentences two Morsi supporters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced two supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after they were found guilty in several cases relating to violence that erupted after the former President's removal last year.

Bombay High Court stays execution of two Kolhapur sisters

In a relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by President, Bombay HC stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation to life imprisonment.

Sisters from Kolhapur awaiting death sentence for mass murders move HC

Two sisters from Kolhapur whose mercy petitions against capital punishment were rejected by President, moved the Bombay HC praying their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Two Kolhapur sisters may become first ever women to be hanged in India

Two sisters from Kolhapur, who were awarded death sentence in 2001 for kidnapping and murder, are likely to become the first women ever in India to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy pleas.

HC reserves order in case of bus driver who killed 9 people

Bombay High Court reserved its order on Thursday, on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to a driver who mowed down nine people and injured 36 others while driving a state transport bus in 2012 even as the state demanded the death sentence for him and the defence pleaded for leniency.

Iran jails academic for crimes against regime

A well-known Iranian academic who had a death sentence overturned a decade ago has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail for spreading propaganda against the regime.

Acid attacker gets death sentence in Madhya Pradesh

In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died.

China`s woman tycoon wins reprieve from death sentence

A 34-year-old Chinese woman tycoon, convicted for raising USD 121 million illegally, got a reprieve Friday after a court commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment.

Nitish Katara murder case: Mother seeks death for convicts

The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and killed in 2002, today sought death penalty for the three convicts including UP politician D P Yadav`s son Vikas.

SC commutes death sentence of 26-year-old youth

The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a 26-year-old youth to life term for killing a woman and her son saying that the convict is an educated person so there are chances of his reform.