Supreme Court stays execution of rape convict

Prime News, National, New Delhi, January 5:-  The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of Veerendra, who was given death sentenced by the Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court for raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in the state.

The Apex Court also issued a notice to the state government on convict’s appeal and sought a reply from it.

The trial court had earlier convicted the accused for raping and murdering a minor girl, who was his near relative as well.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court had upheld the findings of the trial court and confirmed the death penalty to the accused.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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