India: High Court confirms life for two in human sacrifice case

The Madras High Court Bench here has confirmed the life sentence imposed by a lower court on a couple for having abducted a 15-month-old boy from Goripalayam Dargah here on July 2, 2010, and beheading him at Eral in Tuticorin district due to their superstitious belief in conducting human sacrifice to get rich.

Dismissing individual criminal appeals filed by the couple through a common judgment, a Division Bench of Justice A. Selvam and Justice V.S. Ravi held that it did not find any reason to interfere with the conviction and punishment imposed by the trial court in the gruesome murder of an innocent child as the prosecution had proved it beyond reasonable doubts.

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