President Patil commutes 30 death sentences to life

In the last days of her presidency, President Pratibha Patil has definitely proved to be an angel for those who have already been sentenced to the gallows. The president on Monday commuted 30 death sentence into life -- something that has never happened before.

"The 30 whose death sentence has been commuted to life term were found guilty of barbarically murdering 60 persons by the Supreme Court. 22 of those killed were women and children," said a Mail Today report.

Angel at Raisina Hills. Image courtesy PIB

The move by Patil did not see any protest from government quarters.

Most of the victims also went through inhuman torture before their lives were snuffed out. There was rape and sexual assaults committed as well.

In the last 28 months, Patil commuted death sentences into life at a record pace.


Published Date: Jun 05, 2012 10:23 pm | Updated Date: Jun 05, 2012 10:23 pm