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INDIA: HIGH COURT REDUCES ’CYANIDE’ MOHAN’S DEATH PENALTY TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

October 12, 2017:

The Karnataka High Court reduced ’Cyanide’ Mohan Kumar’s death penalty to life imprisonment in the rape and murder case of one Anita of Kolimane, Bantwal taluk  in 2009.
It is said that Mohan Kumar promised to marry Anita, took her to Hassan city from Bantwal, where he allegedly raped her. He took her to a bus stand in Hassan asked her to take a birth control pill. Not knowing that the pill was laced with cyanide, Anita consumed it and she was found dead in a toilet at the bus stand.
The division bench of judges Ravi Malimath and John Michael Cunha modified the death penalty judgement passed by the trial court. They directed the prison authorities to not release Mohan Kumar until his death and also said that he would not be entitled to remission.
Out of 20 such similar crimes perpetrated by Mohan between 2003 and 2009,  the alleged serial killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment in four cases, including the death penalty in three cases.
In Anita’s case, he had filed an appeal in the High Court against the death penalty and pleaded for a life sentence. However, prosecution pressed for a death penalty. However, the court absolved Mohan from the rape and abduction charges framed against him.

(Sources: Mangalore Today News Network, 12/10/2017)

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