Supreme Court stays death penalty of man guilty of beheading five daughters

New Delhi, Aug. 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of death sentence awarded to Maganlal Barela of Sehora in Madhya Pradesh, who was scheduled to be hanged this morning for beheading his five daughters, till further orders.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam today said that the stay on the execution of death sentence will continue till further orders and tagged his petition along with pleas of other condemned prisoners who had also sought quashing of capital punishment on various grounds.

The stay was granted on his execution after People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) representatives approached the apex court.

Barela killed his daughters, aged between one to eight years, with an axe in Sehora district of Madhya Pradesh in 2010. He was found guilty a year later and was given death sentence.

President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier in July this year rejected his plea for clemency. (ANI)

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