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Aug 10, 2018
Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girlUS' Tennessee executed a man for raping and murdering a sever-year-old girl. The state gave its first death sentence in nearly a decade
Jul 22, 2018
Justice Madan B Lokur says juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every rape, murder caseJustice Madan B Lokur, the chairman of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee, has said that juvenile convicts cannot be handed down capital punishment in every case pertaining to heinous crimes such as rape and murder. He said judgement in such cases had to be delivered on the basis of evidence.
May 27, 2018
Supreme Court stays death sentence of convict in 11-year-old's rape and murder case in Madhya PradeshAccording to the police, both of them had raped the minor girl, who was residing in their village along with her family, during the intervening night of 14-15 April last year and then killed her.
Apr 20, 2018
Alabama executes 83-year-old convicted bomber Walter Moody; oldest person put to death in US since 1970sArray
Mar 18, 2018
Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivorsRajasthan has introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age. However, several child rights experts believe this is not the solution.
Jan 20, 2018
Manohar Lal Khattar says Haryana to enact law providing for capital punishment for rape of children aged 12 years or lessFacing heat over a string of rape incidents involving minors in Haryana recently, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state would enact a law providing capital punishment to those found guilty of sexually abusing girls aged 12 years or below
Dec 23, 2017
Karnataka government mulls law providing for capital punishment to rapists of minor girlsTaking a cue from Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka government too is mulling framing a law enabling capital punishment to rapists of minor girls
Dec 04, 2017
Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes bill awarding death to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 and belowThe Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.
Nov 07, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal advocates death penalty for rapists, says Delhi govt ready to set up new courtsDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday advocated capital punishment for rapists, and said the Delhi government was ready to fund new courts for this.
Oct 12, 2017
Pope Francis reiterates opposition to death penalty, says it 'attacks the dignity of the person'Pope Francis on Wednesday called for categorical opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching.