SC stays double death penalty in kids murder case
news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 14, 2014| 09.11 am IST The Supreme Court has stayed the double death penalty of R Manoharan, who was sentenced in the abduction, rape and murder of two children in 2010. Out of the two people Mohanakrishnan and Manoharan who kidnapped the two kids on October 29 in Coimbatore, one, Mohana Krishnan was killed in a police encounter on November 9, 2010, said the Times of India. Manoharan, on the other hand, was given a double death sentence and the three life terms for the offences he was accused of. The children, Muskan Jain,aged 10 and her brother, Hrithik Jain, aged 7, children of a textile merchant in Coimbatore were kidnapped by a call taxi driver Mohanakrishanna. After the girl was raped and the boy tortured, both of them were drowned near Pollachi the same day, said the report. Mohanakrishanan, who was killed in the police encounter, was shot dead while trying to escape police.