Coimbatore rape-murder case: SC dismisses review plea of death row convict

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by a death row convict seeking review of its verdict affirming capital punishment imposed on him for “horribly” gang raping a minor girl and later killing her along with her brother in Coimbatore in 2010.

In a majority judgment of 2:1, a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman, said there are no grounds to review their verdict upholding the death penalty of convict Manoharan.

While Justices Nariman and Suryakant dismissed the review plea, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, who was also part of the three-judge bench, said he has a different view on the point of the sentence only.

“In view of the majority judgment, the review petition stands dismissed in its entirety,” the bench said.