INDIA: PRESIDENT KOVIND REJECTS FIRST MERCY PLEA PLACED BEFORE HIM
May 30, 2018:
President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the first ever mercy plea placed before him from murder convict Jagat Rai, who along with two others, was convicted for the murder of a man, his wife, and their five minor children by burning them alive while they were sleeping in their house. (Source: The Quint, May 30, 2018)
As is the norm for a mercy plea to the President, the case was placed before President Kovind after the Supreme Court rejected the convict's plea for mercy five years back.