07 March 2019 :
The Supreme Court on 5 March 2019 confirmed capital punishment for a man from Punjab, who killed six people by drowning them in a canal. A three-judge bench headed by Justice AK Sikri upheld the death sentence awarded to Khushwinder Singh, who, on the pretext of performing a religious ritual, had killed six of his wife's relatives in 2012. "Death sentence is confirmed. Appeal is dismissed," said Justice MR Shah, reading out the operative part of the judgement on behalf of the bench. The Court termed Singh's offence as rarest of the rare and held that there is no other punishment befitting to the gruesome crime.
It noted that Singh committed the premeditated murder in cold-blood, taking advantage of the trust of his wife's relatives.