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Hetal's school expresses satisfaction over SC verdict

August 12, 2004 15:10 IST

Gillian Rosemery D'Costa Hart, principal of the school Hetal Parekh attended, on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the rejection of death row convict Dhananjoy Chatterjee's petition by the Supreme Court.

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Chatterjee has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering Hetal in 1990. Hetal was just 14 then.

A review petition filed by his brother in the Supreme Court was rejected by a Constitution bench this afternoon. The petition was Chatterjee's last chance to escape the death sentence.

Chatterjee will be hanged on Saturday at 0430 IST.

"Everything has been done justly, he has to pay for the terrible crime he committed," the principal of the Welland Goldsmith School in central Kolkata, said.

Hart said the Supreme Court's decision is the "triumph of good over evil."

She, however, said she, along with students and teachers of the school, would pray for the convict's family.

"We sympathise with Dhananjoy's family. We will pray for them also. But Dhananjoy has to get the punishment for the
heinous crime he committed," she said.

Inspector General of Prisons Joydeb Chakraborty said arrangements are on for the scheduled hanging of the convict.

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Sub: Dhananjoy et al

More than what Dhananjoy deserves, it is important for the society to realize that capital punishment is available for the errants. If I believe that ...

Posted by Shiana Moore

Sub: sympathy

What will happen to the family of Dhanraj,why they should be punished for the crime which He commited 14 years ago? Justice delayed is not ...

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Sub: Dhanajoy Hanging

I must appreciate that this is one case where the victim has got justice atleast - why i say justice is because often men escape ...

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The rapist MUST be executed. Even Lord Krishna told Arjun during Mahabharat that the criminals should be killed- no mercy can be shown to dangerous ...

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Sub: DO all rapist get the same punishment

I support the verdict given by Dr.Abdul Kalam sir,but i want to ask one simple question,do all the rapist get the capital punishment as in ...

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