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Rajiv killers should not be hanged: KT Thomas

Rajiv killers should not be hanged: KT Thomas

Kottayam: Justice KT Thomas on Sunday said that the three men convicted for the 1991 assassination of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi should not be sent to the gallows.

Justice K.T Thomas said it would be constitutionally incorrect now to hang the convicts in the case.

It was the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice K.T Thomas that confirmed death sentence for Perarivalan, Murugan, and Santhan.

The Supreme Court in 2000 confirmed the death sentences of the three men, but commuted the capital punishment to life in prison for Nalini Sriharan.

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