July 1, 2022

New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Friday confirmed the loss of life penalty given to a person for the rape and homicide of a seven-and-a-half-year-old mentally and bodily challenged woman, saying the crime has been of utmost depravity and shocks the conscience.

A 3-judge bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and C T Ravikumar upheld the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket’s Could 29, 2015 order of loss of life sentence.

“Within the case of the current nature, the crime had been of utmost depravity, which shocks the conscience, significantly seeking to the goal (a seven-and-a-half-year previous mentally and bodily challenged woman) after which, seeking to the style of committing homicide, the place the hapless sufferer’s head was actually smashed, leading to a number of accidents together with fracture of frontal bone,” the bench mentioned.

The excessive courtroom had mentioned the case falls inside the class of the rarest of uncommon circumstances and had upheld the judgment handed by the classes courtroom.

In our opinion, the judgment handed by the classes courtroom suffers from no error, the excessive courtroom had mentioned.

The person had kidnapped, raped and murdered the woman on January 17, 2013.

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