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Prez commutes capital punishment

In a rare case, President Pranab Mukherjee has commuted death sentence of a murder convict to life imprisonment in Assam.

Sources in Delhi told Assam Times that the death sentence Man Bahadur Dewan in Dibrugarh district has been commuted to life imprisonment.

He was sentenced to death for killing his wife Gauri and two minor sons, Rajib and Kajib apart from killing one o his 13 years back.

Then he surrendered before the police in September, 2002.

The President is said to have relied upon the Home Ministry’s suggestion to take be soft.

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