INDIA: ANKUR PANWAR SENTENCED TO DEATH IN PREETI RATHI ACID ATTACK AND MURDER CASE
September 8, 2016: A special women's court sentenced a 25-year-old man to death for murdering a Delhi resident by hurling acid at Bandra Terminus in 2013. The sentencing comes a day after the accused Ankur Panwar was convicted by Judge AS Shende.
Both the prosecution and defence presented the arguments on quantum of sentence. While special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam sought the death sentence on the ground that the case fell in the rarest of rare category, defence advocate Apeksha Vora prayed for the minimum sentence of life, citing Panwar's age, family background and lack of previous antecedents. (Sources: timesofindia.com, 08/09/2016)