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  Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged on Saturday at 0430 IST, official sources said.
Dhananjoy was sentenced to death for raping and murdering Hetal Parekh in her house in Bhowanipore on March 5, 1990.
Dhananjoy, who wrote three letters -- one each to his father, wife and two former jailmates -- was handed over one from his wife, Poornima, before his execution.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/aug/14hang1.htm   (294 words)

  
  Print Article - What the quota panel told the government
KOLKATA: As this city stirred awake, Dhananjoy Chatterjee was Saturday hanged at dawn for raping and murdering a schoolgirl here after a protracted trial that became the focus of an anti-capital punishment campaign in India.
The news that their eldest son Chatterjee was hanged at a city jail plunged the family into mourning even as some neighbours came to console them and spoke of their support to them.
Chatterjee's younger brother, Bikas, told reporters at their home in Kuludihi village in Bankura district, about 240 km west of here, that his mother had fainted repeatedly as the hour of execution drew near.
www.siliconindia.com /print_article.php?25192   (720 words)

  
  Dhananjoy Chatterjee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dhananjoy Chatterjee (1962 in West Bengal, Kuludihi, India - August 14, 2004 at Alipore Central Jail in Calcutta, India) was executed by hanging for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Hetal Parekh on March 5, 1990 at her apartment residence in Bhowanipur, where he was a security guard.
Chatterjee, whose mercy plea was rejected on August 4, was kept at Alipore for nearly 14 years.
The date of Chatterjee's execution was fixed at a high-level meeting at the office of Jail Minister Biswanath Choudhury.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Dhananjoy_Chatterjee   (383 words)

  
 The case of death sentence
BIKAS DAS/AP Dhananjoy Chatterjee's wife Purnima, father Bangshidhar Chatterjee, and mother Belarani Chatterjee sitting in a dharna on a pavement in Kolkata on June 21 seeking mercy for the convict.
But Dhananjoy's life was once again prolonged when a communique from the Union Home Ministry asked the State government to postpone the hanging until President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gave his opinion on a mercy petition filed by Dhananjoy Chatterjee's family and several social organisations.
The fact that Dhananjoy's case had been scrutinised at all levels of the judiciary and went through the procedure for pardon only shows that it is in fact one of the rarest of rare cases in which capital punishment has been awarded.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/fline/fl2117/stories/20040827004602100.htm   (1131 words)

  
 India - Dhananjoy to be hanged on Saturday
Kolkata, Aug. 11 (PTI): Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for rape and murder of a 14-year-old school girl, would be hanged at the high-security Alipur Central Jail here in the early hours of August 14 even as his family prepared to move the Supreme Court in a last-ditch bid to save him from the gallows.
Chatterjee has been lodged in the Alipur Jail for nearly 14 years since his arrest a few months after the rape and murder of the schoolgirl, Hetal Parekh, at her residence in a housing colony in Bhowanipur area of the metropolis in 1990.
Chatterjee’s lawyer said the main argument in the petition would be the 10-year delay in executing the death sentence and also the President was not provided with all the details of the case.
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 Death as penalty
The Dhananjoy Chatterjee case shows that both judicial and non-judicial decisions on a death sentence are guided by public outrage over the gravity of the crime committed.
In the Dhananjoy Chatterjee case, the Supreme Court's two-member Bench comprising Justices A.S. Anand and N.P. Singh said: "The measure of punishment in a given case must depend upon the atrocity of the crime, the conduct of the criminal and the defenceless and unprotected state of the victim.
The Bench concluded that Dhananjoy Chatterjee, working as a security guard at the apartment where the victim was residing with her parents, had committed the most heinous type of crime, the rape and murder of a defenceless school-going girl.
www.hindu.com /fline/fl2117/stories/20040827005102200.htm   (1124 words)

  
  Dhananjoy Chatterjee
Dhananjoy Chatterjee (1962 in West Bengal, Kuludihi, India - August 14, 2004 at Alipore Central Jail in Calcutta, India) was executed by hanging for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Hetal Parekh on March 5, 1990 at her apartment residence in Bhowanipur, where he was a security guard.
Chatterjee, whose mercy plea was rejected on August 4, was kept at Alipore for nearly 14 years.
The date of Chatterjee's execution was fixed at a high-level meeting at the office of Jail Minister Biswanath Choudhury.
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  Dhananjoy Chatterjee to be hanged on Saturday - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for rape and murder of a 14-year-old school girl, will be hanged at the high-security Alipur Central Jail here in the early hours of August 14 even as his family prepared to move the Supreme Court in a last-ditch bid to save him from the gallows.
Chatterjee has been lodged in the Alipur Jail for nearly 14 years since his arrest a few months after the rape and murder of the schoolgirl, Hetal Parekh, at her Bhowanipur residence in 1990.
Chatterjee, whose mercy plea was rejected by the President on August 4, was earlier to be hanged on June 25.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/aug112004/i4.asp   (275 words)

  
 INDOlink - India General News: Dhananjoy Chatterjee Hanged In Kolkata Jail
Kolkata, August 14 (NNN): Dhananjoy Chatterjee, 39, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged at dawn at the Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata where he had spent the last 13 years in solitary confinement.
Dhananjoy had asked for his kidneys and eyes to be donated after his death.
Dhananjoy, who wrote three letters -- one each to his father, wife and two former jailmates -- was handed over one from his wife, Poornima, before his execution.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=081304102908   (670 words)

  
 Capital Punishment and the Poor - Worldpress.org
Dhananjoy Chatterjee's death sentence was, perhaps, the first televised execution in the history of Indian media.
Chatterjee, who was sentenced to death in 1991, for raping and murdering a schoolgirl, Hetal Parekh, was finally hanged on August 14, 2004 after the Supreme Court denied his mercy petition.
All this, combined with the depiction of the family’s trauma, generated a wave of sympathy among the masses, hence creating a pseudo-celebrity out of Chatterjee.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=2051&dont=yes   (939 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | India carries out rare execution
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, 39, was hanged at dawn at the Alipore Central Jail in Calcutta where he had spent the last 13 years in solitary confinement.
Chatterjee was convicted for the 1990 rape and murder of 16-year-old Hetal Parekh, who lived in the building where he worked as a security guard.
Chatterjee's lawyers had argued his conviction was based on circumstantial evidence and that DNA testing was not carried out.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3562278.stm   (522 words)

  
 Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged; Dhananjay's ageing parents collapse; Tibetans say dangerous lake result of China's ...
Kolkata: Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged this morning at 4.30, official sources said.
Chatterjee was convicted of raping and murdering Hetal Parekh on March 5, 1990.
Chatterjee was a security guard in the building where Hetal lived with her parents and a brother.
www.indiatraveltimes.com /news/news2004/aug04/aug1404_news.html   (1744 words)

  
 Utusan Malaysia Online - World
Chatterjee had been sentenced to death in 1991 for the rape and murder the previous year of a teenage schoolgirl who was a tenant in his building.
Chatterjee's lawyers had argued his conviction for the 1990 rape and murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Hetal Parekh was based on circumstantial evidence and that police never carried out crucial DNA testing.
Chatterjee's brother Bikash told AFP from the family's home village of Chatna, some 240 kilometres (150 miles) west of Calcutta, that police had informed relatives that the execution had taken place and they were in deep shock.
www.utusan.com.my /utusan/content.asp?y=2004&dt=0815&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=World&pg=wo_08.htm   (665 words)

  
 Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged on Saturday at 0430 IST, official sources said.
Dhananjoy was sentenced to death for raping and murdering Hetal Parekh in her house in Bhowanipore on March 5, 1990.
Dhananjoy, who wrote three letters -- one each to his father, wife and two former jailmates -- was handed over one from his wife, Poornima, before his execution.
specials.rediff.com /news/2004/aug/14hang1.htm   (294 words)

  
 Hang Our Heads in Shame
The recent execution of Dhananjoy Chatterjee following the dismissal of a last ditch attempt to save his life calls for some introspection from all concerned.
After a prolonged delay in the execution of his original sentence in 1991, Chatterjee’s death sentence reappeared before the public’s eyes this year, as various legal initiatives were launched to commute the sentence.
Hart’s remarks advocating the death penalty are extremely troublesome because her message appears to uphold aspects of the criminal justice system that are founded on vengeance.
www.hrdc.net /sahrdc/hrfeatures/HRF103.htm   (1225 words)

  
 Dhananjoy Chatterjee takes comfort in bhajans
Dhananjoy, son of a priest in a Bankura village is a believer in the 'shakti cult'.
Dhananjoy's family in Bankura district has also been put under strict security following their earlier threat to commit mass suicide if he was hanged.
Meanwhile, in a last-ditch effort, Dhananjoy's mother and his wife on Friday sent a fresh mercy appeal to the President, brother Bikash Chatterjee said at his native village.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/aug/14dhan.htm   (523 words)

  
 Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged on Saturday at 0430 IST, official sources said.
Dhananjoy was sentenced to death for raping and murdering Hetal Parekh in her house in Bhowanipore on March 5, 1990.
Dhananjoy, who wrote three letters -- one each to his father, wife and two former jailmates -- was handed over one from his wife, Poornima, before his execution.
in.rediff.com /news/2004/aug/14hang1.htm   (424 words)

  
 Chatterjee To Be Hanged On Saturday Morning - News.Indlaw.com
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in 1990 in Kolkata, will be hanged on August 14 at 0430 am.
Chatterjee's family, official sources said, has been informed about the date of the execution.Chatterjee has been lodged at the Alipur jail for nearly 14 years since his arrest a few months after the rape and murder of Hetal Parekh at her residence in a housing colony in Bhowanipur area of the metropolis.
Chatterjee's lawyer Joymalya Bagchi said a petition would be filed in the apex court on Wednesday under Article 32 ofthe Constitution.
www.indlawnews.com /f85131eb7e7b6726e2c2d4b6364ef1d0   (292 words)

  
 Kolkata execution: Kalam to take decision
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who was sentenced to death by the Calcutta High Court, will now have to wait for Rashtrapati Bhawan's response.
Chatterjee was to be hanged early this morning.
Chatterjee, convicted of rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in 1990, was sentenced to death by a sessions court in 1991, which was upheld by the Calcutta High Court and later by the apex court.
www.ndtv.com /topstories/showtopstory.asp?id=14744   (916 words)

  
 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, the rapist and killer of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hetal Parekh, was hanged to death today at Alipore Central Jail sharp at 4-30 in the morning, ending a prolonged chapter of legal battle over his crime and punishment, his life and death.
Dhananjoy was subsequently cremated at the Keoratala burning ghat in Kalighat, south Kolkata under heavy police escort.
Dhananjoy’s last wishes of donating his eyes and kidneys for the cause of humanity, however, could not be fulfilled as “no objection” to this act, had not been obtained at the last moment from his family, the IG (Prison), Mr Jaidev Chakraborty regretted.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20040815/main3.htm   (554 words)

  
 Search - Inter Press Service   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Dhananjoy Chatterjee was hanged on the weekend for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl, the storm of protests and public debates generated by his case might see the end of capital punishment in India.
Chatterjee paid for his crime 14 years after he was sentenced - years during which every possibility of escaping the noose, including a presidential clemency was exhausted.
As Chatterjee was marched up to the scaffold before dawn on Saturday hundreds of protestors held a candle-light vigil outside the Kolkata jail in a gesture unprecedented in this country for a man convicted for a heinous crime.
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 DHANANJOY CHATTERJEE HANGED
Dhananjoy Chatterjee had just completed his short walk from his cell to the gallows and was about to step on to the spot where the noose dangled when Mullick rushed up to him.
Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged PTI Saturday, August 14, 2004 Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, was hanged on Saturday at 0430 IST, official sources said.
Dhananjoy, who wrote three letters -- one each to his father, wife and two former jailmates -- was handed over one from his wife, Poornima, before his execution.
www.trend-one.com /new-1573213-4513.html   (6261 words)

  
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Dhananjoy Chatterjee's relatives then filed another mercy petition before the President, who directed the State government on June 24 to stay the execution until a final decision.
In the Dhananjoy Chatterjee case, the Supreme Court's two-member Bench comprising Justices A.S. Anand and N.P. Singh said: "The measure of punishment in a given case must depend upon the atrocity of the crime, the conduct of the criminal and the defenceless and unprotected state of the victim.
The Bench concluded that Dhananjoy Chatterjee, working as a security guard at the apartment where the victim was residing with her parents, had committed the most heinous type of crime, the rape and murder of a defenceless school-going girl.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=20040827005102200.htm&date=fl2117/&prd=fline&   (1092 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro
It hasn’t been easy tracking down the wife of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, death row convict who was sentenced to be ‘hanged until dead’ for the rape and murder of a Calcutta schoolgirl way back in 1991 and then managed to give the noose the slip three times.
The only information anyone could provide was that Dhananjoy’s wife had left her in-laws’ home in Kuludiha village near Chatna to escape from public glare and trying to look for her was like trying to locate a needle in a haystack.
Dhananjoy had already been working as a caretaker of an apartment complex in Calcutta and according to Purnima, everyone thought he was a good catch.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040711/asp/look/story_3476376.asp   (1304 words)

  
 Dhananjoy's parents plan last-ditch appeal - Sify.com
Kolkata: The family of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, the first Indian due to be hanged in 15 years, is planning a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court for him to be reprieved, a lawyer said Thursday.
President Abdul Kalam rejected Wednesday a mercy plea by Dhananjoy Chatterjee, 42, an apartment guard and elevator operator in Kolkata, who was convicted in 1991 of raping and killing a teenage girl two years earlier.
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who has always maintained he did not kill 16-year-old Hetal Parekh as she returned from school, was due to be executed on June 25 but a human rights group appealed to Kalam for clemency and a stay was granted.
sify.com /news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13537934   (532 words)

  
 INDOlink - India General News: Dhananjoy Chatterjee To Be Hanged On August 14 At 4:30 IST
Kolkata, August 10, (NNN): Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old school girl in 1990 in Kolkata, will be hanged on August 14 at exactly 4:30 am, just a day before country’s Independence Day, IG Prison Joydeb Chakraborty told newsmen on Tuesday.
Dhananjoy was convicted on the charge of raping and murdering 14-year-old Hetal Parekh, a schoolgirl, in 1990 in Bhawanipore area of the metropolis.
Dhananjoy moved the Supreme Court and his appeal was dismissed by a division bench comprising Justice A S Anand and Justice N P Singh on January 11, 1994.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=081004061139   (840 words)

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