Supreme Court gives death sentence to man who kidnapped, killed Tamil Nadu boy

Supreme Court gives death sentence to man who kidnapped, killed Tamil Nadu boy
New Delhi The Supreme Court has decided on the death sentence for a man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a seven-year-old in Tamil Nadu.

The child was abducted in 2007 by a man named Sundar.  A few days later, the boy's body was found in a gunny bag. An eyewitness identified Sundar and in 2009, a local court awarded him the death penalty, which was upheld the next year by the Madras High Court.

The convict then approached the Supreme Court; his lawyers said that this was not a "rarest of the rare" case and so the death penalty should not apply, but the Supreme Court today rejected that appeal.

Story First Published: February 05, 2013 12:06 IST

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