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.