Rajasthan High Court commutes death penalty of man wrongly charged for rape, murder of 7-year-old; orders fresh probe

The High Court could, however, not acquit the accused since only the aspect of sentence was before it, with the Supreme Court having already confirmed the conviction.

The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court, on finding that a death row prisoner was wrongly convicted, directed the Jhalawar Superintendent of Police to reopen investigation into a case arising from the rape and murder of a 7-year-old [State Of Rajasthan v Komal Lodha].

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