Death Penalty

Life after death

Print edition : March 21, 2014

Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa after the State government decided to release all the seven convicts in the case, in Chennai on February 19. Photo: R. Senthil/PTI

The Supreme Court commutes the sentences of the three death-row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment. It now has to deal with the State government’s decision to remit their life sentences.
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