31 December 2018 :
The Bombay High Court on 20 December 2018 upheld a trial court verdict awarding the death penalty to a man convicted of raping and killing a 23-year-old woman techie from Andhra Pradesh in 2014, describing him as a "menace to the society".
The convict, 30-year-old Chandrabhan Sanap, was pronounced guilty by a special court in 2015 and awarded the death sentence.
A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre dismissed an appeal filed by Sanap challenging the trial court verdict.
The bench was simultaneously hearing Sanap's appeal and the Maharashtra government's plea for confirmation of Sanap's death sentence.