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Dhananjoy hanging: August 14, 0430 IST

August 10, 2004 18:40 IST
Last Updated: August 10, 2004 20:23 IST

Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in 1990 in Kolkata, will be hanged on August 14 at 0430 am.

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The date of Dhananjoy Chatterjee's execution was fixed at a high-level meeting at the office of Jail Minister Biswanath Choudhury.

The hanging will be carried out at the Alipur Central jail.

Chatterjee's family, official sources said, has been informed about the date of the execution.

Chatterjee has been lodged at the Alipur jail for nearly 14 years since his arrest a few months after the rape and murder of Hetal Parekh at her residence in a housing colony in Bhowanipur area of the metropolis.

Chatterjee, whose mercy plea was rejected by the President on August 4, was earlier scheduled to be hanged on
June 25. The hanging was, however, put off after his family moved a petition in the Supreme Court and also filed a mercy plea with the President.

Chatterjee's lawyer Joymalya Bagchi said a petition would be filed in the apex court on Wednesday under Article 32 of
the Constitution. He said the main argument in the petition would be the 10-year delay in executing the death sentence.

This would be the first hanging in West Bengal after a gap of eleven years. The last execution of a death sentence was in 1993, when two murder convicts, Kartik Sil and Sukumar Burman, were hamged.

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It is Unfortunate that Justice was given after 15 years. I pity our Judiciary for this. After this long delay of 15 years, he should ...

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forgive Dhananjay for humanity ground . The only right for anyone,s life and death is the GOD,S right. belive and thrust in god,s justice. SUBHASH ...


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Pronouncing the death sentence to the victim before the actual hanging itself would have taken the life out of him. Though this type of capital ...

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Definitely he deserves but what abt the 1000's of other criminals who hav commited more henious crimes & r scott-free.That means in INDIA Money Matters.He ...

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Hello, Even though what Dhanonjoy Chatterjee has done is unpardonable and he deserves what he is headed towards, the way the students of Hetal's school ...

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