Judiciary

A case against the death penalty

Print edition : February 06, 2015

The gallows at the Central Jail in Kannur, Kerala. A file photograph. Photo: MAHESH HARILAL

Saibanna Ningappa Natikar, a life convict who while on parole killed his wife and daughter. He was then sentenced to death. President Pranab Mukerjee rejected his mercy petiton in 2013. Photo: Arun Kulkarni

Dayanidhi Bisoi, one of the 13 whom the Supreme Court admitted was wrongly convicted. The Odisha Governor commuted his sentence to life imprisonment. Photo: Aneel Mishra

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