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June 25, 2004

In January 1994, the Calcutta high courtsentenced Dhananjay Chatterjee to be hanged until death for raping and then murdering teenager Hetal Parekh on March 5, 1990 in a flat in Kolkata's Bhawanipur area.

The Supreme Court later confirmed the sentence.

Ten years after the order was passed, he was to be hanged at the Alipur Central Jail in Kolkata on Friday, June 25, over the objectionsof human rights groups and prominent personalities who oppose capital punishment.

Now, friends, relatives,even some jail inmates have petitioned President A P J Abdul Kalam pleading that Chatterjee'sdeath sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Should he be pardoned?

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Number of User Comments: 1945

Sub: yes shud be hanged till death

yes shud be hanged till death.

Posted by raghvendra singh

Sub: Hanging

Yes I thing the capital punishment is required. But it should be applied carefully. In Dhananjoy's case, i think he should not be hanged. The ...

Posted by Debasisa Misshra

Sub: dhanonjoy's execution

i think justice has been done!may hetal's soul rest in peace.!!!and a word of advice for both the human rights activists as well as the ...

Posted by amit varma

Sub: view on hanging Dhananjoy Chatterjee

It is really safest & best for the country to have this kind of punishment. Infact, Most bad people at the time of performing crime, ...

Posted by sudheer kumar

Sub: Dhananjoy hanging

He is a cold blodded brutal murderer. He should have hanged long back. Its only time which kept him alive.

Posted by Sajal Bhattacharjee



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