Rape and Murder: Supreme Court commutes death penalty of convict to life imprisonment citing possibility of reformation

The Court also took exception to the fact that the trial court did not give the convict a separate hearing on the aspect of sentencing.
Rape and Murder: Supreme Court commutes death penalty of convict to life imprisonment citing possibility of reformation
Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, BV Nagarathna

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a convict belonging to a Scheduled Tribe community, to life imprisonment, in a case of rape and murder of a minor girl [Bhagwani v State of Madhya Pradesh].

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