Mumbai High Court
(Last Updated On: November 25, 2021)

Mumbai Gang Rape Case Shakti Mills: “Death puts an end to the idea of ​​repentance. I cannot say that the accused only deserves the death penalty. They should be sentenced to life in prison for repenting the crimes they committed.

The Bombay High Court sentenced a 22-year-old photographer to death in prison for theft from the Shakti Mills building in central Mumbai in 2013. Repent for their illegal actions.

Judges Sadhana Jadhav and Prithviraj Chavan denied the death sentences of Vijay Jadhav, Qasim Shaikh and Ansari and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

In announcing the verdict, the court said it could not ignore the fact that the crime had caused a stir in the community and that rape was a crime against humanity, but the death penalty cannot be overturned.

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He added that the courts have a responsibility to properly examine the case and cannot violate the rules established by law.

“Death ends the concept of repentance. It cannot be said that the accused only deserved the death penalty. “They had to face life in prison to repent of the crimes they had committed,” he said.

He added that detainees do not have the right to be imprisoned or leave because they cannot participate in the community and have no place for culture.

In March 2014, a court first found four people guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old photographer at a house in Shakti Mills in downtown Mumbai on August 22, 2013.

Shakti Mills

The court then sentenced three people to death for assaulting a 19-year-old telephone operator in the same location months before raping the photographer. We have been sentenced to death under Article 376 (e) of the ICC, which states that offenders are sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty.

One of the convicts, Siraj Khan, was sent to prison, and the juvenile defendant was sent to prison.

In April 2014, the trio sued the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 376 (e) of the IPC, alleging that the Supreme Court had exceeded its authority in declaring the death penalty.

By Anupama

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