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From ‘Dosa King’ To Accused Murderer, This Is The Life Story Of The Saravana Bhavan Owner

From ‘Dosa King’ To Accused Murderer, This Is The Life Story Of The Saravana Bhavan Owner

Law, Society
A fascination of the 1990s led P.Rajagopal - a wealthy founder of Saravana Bhavan hotel chain, to marry a young married woman, Jeevajothy wife of Santhakumar and daughter of his own employee; abducted and murdered Santhakumar in 2001 due to his intense obsession over Jeevajothy and astrology became victim[s] of astrology. Subsequently, Rajagopal charged with penal Sections 302, 364 and 201 was found guilty for abduction and murder - was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Sessions Court 2004. On appeal against his sentence the Madras High Court sentenced Rajagopal to life imprisonment in 2009. Nevertheless, intransigence Rajagopal appealed - in 2019 the Supreme Court duly upheld the life imprisonment and directed him to surrender. Unconventionally Rajagopal ...
Child Rape Ordinance – A FLAWED LAW, AN EYEWASH!

Child Rape Ordinance – A FLAWED LAW, AN EYEWASH!

Law
The Ordinance passed on child rapists today aims at protecting girl child by laying down ‘new laws’ with deterrent punishments such as: ‘in case of rape of a girl under 16 years, minimum punishment has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, extendable to imprisonment for rest of life, which shall mean imprisonment till that person’s natural life. In case of rape of a girl under 12 years, the minimum punishment is that of 20 years imprisonment, which can be increased to imprisonment for life or the death penalty.’ Some may claim, commemorate and celebrate that a new and a huge step has been taken for safety of our daughters, sisters, and mothers etc., but the ugly truth is, this new law is a barren, vain and above all a close imitation of an existing collapsing measure taken in al
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