Charges under which death penalty is awarded

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Following are the charges under which a convict in India can get a death sentence:

* Waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war, against the government of India — death or imprisonment for life and fine.

* Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof — death or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

* Murder by a person under sentence of imprisonment for life — death.

* Abetment of suicide committed by child, or insane or delirious person or an idiot, or a person intoxicated — death or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

* Attempt by life convict to murder, if hurt is caused — death or imprisonment for 10 years and fine

* Murder in dacoity — death, imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

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