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Dhananjoy may not be spared

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | July 02, 2004 11:03 IST
Last Updated: July 02, 2004 13:57 IST

The Union home ministry has reportedly recommended that rapist-murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee's mercy petition be rejected as the convict had committed a reprehensible and unpardonable crime.

The file containing the recommendation is now awaiting the signature of Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil before being despatched to Rashtrapati Bhavan for final disposal by President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Chatterjee faces death by hanging for raping and murdering 14-year-old Hetal Parekh in Kolkata in 1990. He had approached the President with a mercy petition. The latter in turn sought the Union home ministry's opinion on the matter.

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The home ministry had subsequently asked the West Bengal government about the case and sought its opinion on the mercy petition filed by Chatterjee's wife and brother in the middle of June.

Sources in the ministry said Chatterjee's was one of the first files that new Home Secretary Dhirendra Singh dealt with.

"The President is yet to receive the report from the government," a top official in Rashtrapati Bhavan told on Friday.

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Sub: Dhananjay

Dhananjay is a rapist and must be hanged so that there may be a exmple for the society so that people should have fear of ...

Posted by DR R.V.P. Sinha

Sub: Dhananjoy may not be spared

So much name and fame in the newspapers, media and on net may help Dhananjoy to win forth-coming elections of Rajya Sabha or Parliament. Once ...


Sub: Will Death be the Answer to the poor girl's pain?

I don't think hanging the "MONSTER" will do any good for the dead, rather throw him in a dark cell where he sees or hear, ...

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I think the question we need to ask is not "whether or not dhananjoy should be hanged", but whether we are 100% sure he's the ...

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Capital punishment may be stopped if and only if there is "true" life imprisonment and punishment for multiple crimes should be made cumulative and not ...

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