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)