Mattoo case: Justice at last as Santosh Covicted


Justice at last as Santosh Covicted

Santosh Kumar Singh, son of a former IPS officer is finally convicted today morning for the sensational case of rape and murder of young & bright law student Priyadarshni Mattoo.

Mattoo case: A chronology of events

Man convicted of student murder

 

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, has convicted a man of the 1996 rape and murder of a Delhi student in what is being seen as a landmark ruling.

 

Santosh Kumar Singh was tried for killing Priyadarshini Mattoo in 1996, but freed for lack of evidence.

The case was taken up again by the Delhi High Court earlier this year following mounting public pressure.

Sentencing will be announced on 30 October. Singh has been told to expect a death sentence or life imprisonment.

“The [earlier] acquittal shocked the conscience of this court,” Judges RS Sodhi and PK Bhasin said in the judgement.

 

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6 Comments

  1. I remember reading in the newspaper that in the earlier acauittal, the judge had said” I know for certain that this man has committed the crime but my hands are tied” Well, hope justice finally prevails.

    Santosh getting arrested should give santosh to a lot of people.

  2. It took 10 years to convict a rapist. Think of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, the recent ones and of course, the attack on Parliament. They would take atleast 25 years.

  3. @Hiren

    Very Santosh to many people. RIP

    @Slim
    25 years is too early, bloody politicians.

  4. Well the question really is:

    WHAT exactly changed between the time Lower Court and High Court delivered their verdicts?

    Did CBI come up with newer proof, investigative triumphs, anything new in between?

    NO.. doesn’t seem so. HC gives a totally different verdict with same set of arguments, proofs etc.

    How can that be? Or is it a case of changing your stand of justice based on media pressure? Are we going to convict people in future by SMS Votes?

  5. “bhagwan ke ghar der hai andher nahi” this is true in priyadarshni mattoo’s rape and murder case. though it took the court 10 long years to reach the verdict but i am sure it has come as a great satissfaction to the victim’s family members, friends and undoubtly to me and many other indians waiting for the milestone. undoubtly the verdict will bring in some thoughtful ideas in the minds of people and they would surely look before they leap. i think capital punishment is the right way to answer the brutality brought into action against any individual(specially women) and the nation and it’s security. over here i would love to deviate towards the much awaited verdict to be brought into action. Mohammed Afzal the master mind behind the parliament attack should be hangged till death as i think that mercy can be given to the one is ignorent or juvinile but he is none of them. Moreover just to support the person because he is from a minor community or he is a family man is no excuse as terror sees no religion and those who were prime target in the attack had many people from the same minor community and those who died in th attack(security personals) also had their family to look after. i think law goes equal for everyone “those who live by swords are eventually killed by it.” So those who tend to kill deserve to die at the end of the day. the verdict in mattoo’s case gave India a new hope and i would request the honourable president not to show any mercy to any such people to deliberetly kill an innocent person or who poses fear on the nation and all communities be it major or minor. god bless all.

  6. Dear Bishwajeet

    thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts with us. I am 100% agree with your this statement

    “just to support the person because he is from a minor community or he is a family man is no excuse as terror sees no religion and those who were prime target in the attack had many people from the same minor community and those who died in th attack(security personals) also had their family to look after. i think law goes equal for everyone “those who live by swords are eventually killed by it.” So those who tend to kill deserve to die at the end of the day.”

    So finally justice has been done? i got doubt there is a twist also I am sure he is going to appeal in Supreme court which will take 10 years as this case took then he will apply for mercy from President which will take another 10 years so guess we have to wait for final justcie atleast 20 years..Shame


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