Parole for rape and killing convicts has been banned by the Maharashtra government after the man serving a life term for killing the lawyer, Pallavi Purkayastha went missing earlier this year.

Such a convict will not be able to take the regular 90 days of parole.

Sajjad Mughal, who was sentenced to life in 2014 for the brutal killing, left the Nasik jail in March to visit his unwell mother, but he never returned.

Following this, an inquiry was ordered into why he was granted parole at all, and the jail chief was suspended for negligence.

Pallavi was brutally assaulted and murdered by Mughal, who worked as a watchman in her apartment building in central Mumbai. Mughal used a duplicate key to sneak into her apartment and tried to rape her. When she fought back, he stabbed her repeatedly before slitting her throat with the knife he was carrying.

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