Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SC verdict on Priyadarshini Mattoo on Wednesday

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce its judgement in the case relating to the rape and murder of Delhi college student Priyadarshini Mattoo by a former IPS officer's son who was sentenced to death by the High Court.

An apex court Bench of Justices H S Bedi and C K Prasad had on July 29 reserved its verdict on convict Santosh Kumar Singh's appeal challenging the verdict of the Delhi High Court convicting and awarding the death sentence to him for the rape of Priyadarshini over 14 years ago.
Santosh Kumar Singh, son of a former senior IPS officer, was acquitted by the trial court on December 3, 1999, but the Delhi High Court had on October 27, 2006, reversed that decision by holding him guilty of rape and murder.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has appealed the death sentence be upheld, saying the High Court had correctly appreciated the evidence leading to his conviction.

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