If sent to the gallows, his life will get extinguished in a jiffy, life sentence far more severe: Madras High Court commutes death penalty

The Court was dealing with a case where a man was convicted for murdering his mother, wife, and children before attempting suicide on account of mental stress stemming from financial difficulties due to demonetisation.
If sent to the gallows, his life will get extinguished in a jiffy, life sentence far more severe: Madras High Court commutes death penalty
Death Penalty

In commuting the death penalty awarded to a man convicted for murdering his mother, wife and two children allegedly as part of plans to die by group suicide, the Madras High Court recently observed that life imprisonment would be more severe a punishment in this case than a death sentence (Dhamodaran @ Prakash v. State).

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