Another Death Penalty

Sify Reports

The Delhi High Court has awarded death to Santosh Kumar Singh, the man convicted for raping and murdering Priyadarshini Mattoo, a 23-year-old law student 11 years ago.

Earlier, the CBI pressed for death penalty before the Delhi High Court for Singh, convicted for committing rape and murder of Mattoo.

As I have argued before, capital punishment should be abolished. When will we understand that this sort of punishment has no place in a civilized world.

UPDATE : Shivam has more on it.

October 30, 2006 В· Ajit В· 2 Comments
Posted in: Capital Punishment

2 Responses

  1. namma nadu - November 6, 2006

    i think its not right to abolish the death penalty. In this particular case, there is a need for capital punishment so that it is clearly established that cold blooded rape and murder are shown to be dealt with strictly. Just remember that Priyadarshini Matoo could have been your or my sister.

  2. Polite Indian - November 6, 2006

    Namma Nadu,
    I can understand the rage that one would go through if this were to happen to one’s sister. But even then I would not support death penalty. In my view life imprisonment is as strong a punishment as death penalty.

    Imagine if a relative of Priyadarshini had killed Santosh Kumar Singh, you would find many people who would have justified that act but to me that would be a crime.
    The point is the amount of rage one has against a criminal cannot justify the amount of punishment.

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