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Buddha favours death for rapist-murderer

June 25, 2004 16:00 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday said he favoured capital punishment for Dhananjay Chatterjee, convicted for rape and murder of a school girl in Kolkata in 1990.

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The chief minister said a message should go to the perpetrators of such dastardly crimes.

"In this case, I am in favour of death sentence. I mean death by hanging," he told reporters in Kolkata.

The chief minister's statement came a day after the Communist Party of India (Marxist) secretary Anil Biswas called for evolving a consensus to ban death sentence by hanging.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: When we cannot create a life do we have right to take away a life?

Of course, a stringent punitive action is needed to the murderer! But, much matured thought should lead to actual decision of the extent of the ...

Posted by B.Gautam

Sub: Please change the headline for this article

This gives a wrong message to the public and might be taken as offensive by Buddhists and others, too.

Posted by Krishna

Sub: doesn't he have a name?

Every rediff headline describes him as 'rapist-murderer'. Dhananjoy Chatterjee may be a heinous criminal, but he is human and does have a name. What's wrong ...

Posted by P K Rao



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