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Dhananjoy's brother makes last minute plea to SC

August 11, 2004 19:40 IST
Last Updated: August 12, 2004 19:24 IST


Vikas Chatterjee on Wednesday made a last-minute plea before the Supreme Court to stay the execution of his brother.

The West Bengal government scheduled the hanging of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, convicted of raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in her Kolkata home, on August 14 after President A P J Abdul Kalam rejected his mercy plea.

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Vikas Chatterjee's counsel Colin Gonsalves placed his plea before a bench headed by Justice N Santosh Hegde, which directed the matter be listed on Thursday before an appropriate bench.

The petitioner said the inordinate delay in the execution had had a big effect on Dhananjay and it should be a consideration for commuting the death sentence into life imprisonment.

The applicant also said his brother's conviction was based on circumstantial evidence.


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Sub: why this trick again?

It is irritating to hear that still the family members of such a cruel and wild beast are trying to save him. I think even ...


Posted by sanjay





Sub: Dhananjoy deserves something worse

I think giving death sentence is letting of the criminal too easily.. And that too after so many years.. Sometimes I feel that Islamic rules ...


Posted by Karthik





Sub: extension of prison life to dhananjoy

Hi, This article highlights everybodies attention across INDIA already for so many days. Punishment of Hanging DHANANJOY will not be a effective one. Laws and ...


Posted by venkatesh





Sub: No mercy now

No mercy should be shown, he should be hanged immediately


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Sub: Mercy

I Personally feel hanging of Dhananjoy is not a solution to this kind of problem ....I feel he should live but live in such a ...


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