INDIA: HC CONFIRMS DEATH SENTENCE GIVEN TO 25-YR-OLD GIRL, TWO OTHERS
September 29, 2014: The Madhya Pradesh High Court confirmed the death sentence awarded to three people, including a 25-year-old girl, in a triple murder case.
Public Prosecutor Raghvendra Singh Bais told reporters that the sessions court had awarded capital punishment to Neha Verma (25), Manoj Atod (32) and Rahul Chowdhary (22) on December 13, last year, terming their offence as rarest of the rare.
Today, a division bench of the High Court comprising S K Seth and P K Jaiswal upheld the lower court's ruling and dismissed the appeals filed by the convicts, he said.
Neha and the two others had entered a house in Srinagar Main area on June 19, 2011 and murdered Ashlesha Deshpande (21), her mother Megha Deshpande (42) and grandmother Rohini Phadke (70) in the course of a robbery. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 29/09/2014)