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Dhananjoy's dad unhappy with President

M Chhaya in Kolkata | August 04, 2004 22:36 IST
Last Updated: August 04, 2004 22:37 IST

The father of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, convicted of raping and murdering a minor girl, expressed surprised at President A P J Abdul Kalam's decision to reject a plea for clemency.

"How could the President do this to a poor man's son? My son has already spent 14 years in jail," Bansidhar told Bengali television channels on Wednesday.

Chatterjee was convicted of raping and murdering 14-year-old Hetal Parekh in Kolkata in 1990. A lower court in Kolkata had sentenced him to death in 1992. Higher courts, including the Supreme Court, upheld the verdict.

But he continued to win reprieves by appealing to the West Bengal governor and twice to the President.

However, this seems to be the end of the road for Chatterjee whose family, including his parents, had threatened to kill themselves if he was hanged.

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The West Bengal government is yet to get a copy of the President's note rejecting Chatterjee's plea. "We will revive the execution process once we get the relevant documents from Delhi," said a law ministry official. The date for Chatterjee's execution is to be finalised by the state's law and home ministries.

Some reports said Chatterjee's lawyers would move the Supreme Court on the ground that his execution had already been delayed for several years and that he couldn't be of sound mental health having lived in the fear of death for so long.

More reports from West Bengal

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Sub: Dhanjoys cas3e

His relatives and parents are right for there son, but they should be happy that they are getting "mukti" from such a big "ravan". Though ...

Posted by soenso

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I would like to say that Mr. The father of Dhananjoy Chatterjee what happen if the girl was your Doughter..... what would be you decission ...

Posted by Himanshu Shukla

Sub: Stop this Nonsense.

What nonsense is going on ? Dhananjoy Chatterjee should have been hanged long back. The message that goes to criminal minded persons is if you ...

Posted by Sharad Korde, Thane

Sub: Dhananjoy dad unhappy with Prez- the dad don't have right to be unhappy!

Well Dananjoy's dad should not be unhappy for his son getting hanged after 14 years of jail! He should be happy that his son was ...

Posted by nilesh

Sub: Re-Dhananjoy's father unhappy

sir, i understand ur concern for ur son......but there shud be no respite for a rapist....there are thousands of case relating to abuse in this ...

Posted by R.S



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