SC stays hanging of man who killed five daughters

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday stayed the hanging of a Madhya Pradesh man who was convicted for killing his five minor daughters in 2010.

The death sentence of Magan Lal, scheduled to be executed in the morning in a jail in his state, was stayed for a day at a Wednesday mid-night hearing at the residence of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam on a petition by civil rights group Peoples Union for Democratic Rights.

At the mid-night hearing, the chief justice also directed that the matter be brought before the court Thursday.

When the plea came up for hearing Thursday, the bench of Chief Justice Sathasivam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai stayed Magan Lal's execution till further orders.

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