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INDIA: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR MURDERING FIVE

January 24, 2012: Describing the act of a 40-year-old man, who murdered five persons under the influence of ganja as "rarest of a rare case", a Mahila court in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu awarded death sentence to him.    According to the prosecution Maruthupandian of Melasivapuri near Ponnamaravathi in Pudukottai district without any motive murdered Kumari(40), Saroja (65), Manichettiar (76), Alagar (55) and Gopal (76), on June 19, 2009.
All the five had suffered shock and could not defend  themselves as the criminal was agressive, under the influence of Ganja. Wounds on their bodies proved that they were defenceless. One after the other all the five were beaten till they died.   
The district Mahila Court Judge-in-Charge Murali Sundaram found the accused guilty of deliberately murdering five people under the influence of ganja without any motive and ordered Capital Punishment. (Sources: Press Trust of India, Deccan Chronicle, 24/01/2012)

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