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Mattoo case: Death sentence for accused?

September 07, 2006 15:55 IST
Last Updated: September 07, 2006 16:04 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation, on Thursday, sought a death sentence for Santosh Singh, accused of raping and murdering Priyadarshni Mattoo in 1996, from the Delhi High Court.

Concluding the arguments on rape and murder charges, the CBI told the Division Bench that it will argue on the capital punishment later.

Mattoo was murdered in January 1996 at her residence in Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi allegedly by Santosh Singh whose father was a senior IPS officer.

A Delhi trial court had acquitted Santosh Singh after giving him benefit of doubt.

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Sub: High Time for High Trial

This is one cause that has survived..away from periodic, whimsical media interest,it has slowly and steadily plodded on through many years of political, social and ...

Posted by poonam

Sub: Mattoo case: Death sentence for accused?

I am very happy that Accused ( I dont want to take the name of that animal ) has got Death sentence.I realy curse that ...

Posted by james

Sub: I hope Mattoo will get the justice

Wat a shamful incident...we cant even punish the ciminals abt whom we know...they shud deffinetly hanged

Posted by Raghava B.S

Sub: Death Sentence

A death sentence is the right punishment and should be persued, so that no one how ever ranked high will not commite such a hidious ...

Posted by Dr. Swapnil

Sub: Matto Case

After so much pressre CBI is doing the rights, which it had to be done long time before. This kind of Murderer should be hanged ...

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