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25 yrs after murder, SC says killer was a child at time of crime

DNMUM436446 | 5/17/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :544 | India



New Delhi: In a sensational twist to a crime that shook Pune in 1994, a man convicted of killing six persons has been declared a juvenile at the time of the crime.
Narayan Chetanram Chaudhary has been on death row for 21 years for the murders, which included two children and a pregnant woman.
His age was recorded as 20 to 22 years by the courts during his trial in a Pune court in 1998, when Bombay High Court decided an appeal in 1999 and when Supreme Court heard the case in 2000 Chaudhary never raised the defence that he was merely 12 years old when the crime was committed.
He told the Supreme Court, in a review petition, that he could not be sent to the gallows since he was a juvenile.
A juvenile convict canno
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