New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition of a man named Manoharan, convicted for rape and murder of a minor girl and her brother in 2010 in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore.
Notably, the convict had sought review of the verdict but the Court dismissed his plea and upheld the conviction and death sentence for the crime.
In a majority judgment of 2:1, the bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman dismissed the plea filed by the convict Manoharan and said there are no grounds to review the verdict.
Hearing the case, the three-judge bench also noted that the offence committed had shaken the conscience of the society, News18 reported.
The bench said that there was no reason to reconsider the punishment and that the order of conviction and sentence stand unchanged.
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.
The top court had last month stayed the execution of convict Manoharan and said it would hear arguments on his plea seeking review of its August 1 verdict which had confirmed his death penalty.
(With PTI inputs)