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Majority of 1st time offenders get death sentence – Survey report

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New Delhi: Death Penalty India recently conducted a survey which revealed that 60% of the criminals belong to uneducated poor families who have been given death sentence.

There 241 criminals out of 385 who committed crime for the first time. The members of the survey committee interviewed 373 criminals out of 385. It was revealed that 60% of the did not even complete secondary education.

The criminals who are awarded death sentence did not get legal aid. In India, there is a system of provide legal aid to the criminals who can’t afford to appoint defence counsel but it is hardly implemented.

Siasat News

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