The Supreme Court had very recently commuted a death sentence onto a man who was convicted of rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. The court, however, considered the extremely savage manner in which the rape and murder were committed and the accused was thus sentenced to life imprisonment for a period of 30 years in which it was decided that he shall not be granted remission.
The High Court of Madhya Pradesh also dismissed the appeal filed by the accused and confirmed the death sentence. The Apex Court bench which comprised of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, BV Nagarathna and BR Gavai, which had considered the appeals that were filed by the convict, also upheld the conviction. With regards to the death sentence imposed, the court had also noticed that the order of conviction along with the sentence was passed on the very same day.
The bench along with this also observed that mitigating circumstances and the probability of rehabilitation and reformation of the accused have not been considered by the High Court or Trial Court.