HC favours death in severe crimes against women

The Bombay High Court has upheld life imprisonment to a youth for stabbing to death a boy who protested lewd remarks passed against his sister, observing serious crimes against women merited death penalty.

“The incidents of this type are on rise and must meet with severe sentence. These people must be dealt with an iron hand and ought to be given sentence of death,” the Nagpur bench of the court said while dismissing the criminal appeal filed by Buldhana-based accused Vitthal Chopade.

Bench

The bench comprising Justices Pratap Hardas and Arun Choudhary upheld the Khamgaon (Buldhana district) sessions court order of awarding life imprisonment to the accused for stabbing and killing Nitin Joshi, who protested lewd remarks made by the accused.

According to prosecution, in 2004 when Nitin had come to pick up her sister from an examination centre at Kherda in Buldhana, Chopade passed some vulgar comments on the girl.

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