Supreme Court Stays Execution Of Man Convicted Of Gang Raping Minor [20.12.2021]

20th December, Monday, New Delhi

New Delhi: 

The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of capital punishment awarded to a man, convicted of raping a seven-year-old minor girl in Madhya Pradesh in 2018.

A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit passed the order while hearing a plea filed by the convict against the Madhya Pradesh High Court verdict, which had upheld the death sentence awarded to him and one other convict by the trial court for gang-raping the minor.

“Pending further consideration, the execution of sentence of death imposed upon the appellant is stayed. Let an intimation to that effect be sent to the concerned prison immediately,” said the bench, also comprising Justices SR Bhat and Bela M Trivedi.

The top court directed the state to place before it by March 1, 2022 the report of probation officer relating to the convict and also the report of jail administration about the nature of work done by him while in prison.

22 Dec 2021