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Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given.
In which case did the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on July 14, 2010 commute the death sentence of six accused to rigorous life imprisonment?
A. Khairlanji Case
B. Bhopal Gas Leak Case
C. Bhagalpur Case
D. Nithari Case

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Hint:It is associated with the murders of the Scheduled Caste. It was a case of revenge and involved casteism. It led to the death of four people.

Complete answer:
Option A, Khairlanji Case is also known as the Khairlanji Massacre took place on 29th September 2006 in which four people from the Bhotmange family of Scheduled Caste were killed in a village named Khairlanji, Bhandara district in the state of Maharashtra. The family owned five acres of land out of which two were being used for the construction of road and the rest three were again demanded for the construction purpose by the upper castes to which they refused to give. On this, the upper castes took a severe revenge from the family killing all the members. On 14th July the High Court reduced the penalty of death to a 25-year imprisonment and earlier they were awarded to death sentence. So, it is the appropriate answer.
Option B, Bhopal Gas Leak Case took place on the night of 2-3 December 1984 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is considered to be one of the world’s worst industrial disasters killing around 5,00,000 people due to the exposure of Methyl Isocyanate Gas. So, it is not the relevant answer.
Option C, Bhagalpur Case took place in the year 1980 in Bihar state where the police poured acid into the eyes of 31 people making them blind. So, it is also not the correct answer.
Option D, Nithari Case took place in between 8th February 2005 to 25th October 2006 in a village named Nithari in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. In this case the main criminal was Surinder Koli who was awarded life time imprisonment for killing a 14 year old girl. So, it is also not the correct answer.

Therefore, the correct answer is Option A, i.e. Khairlanji Case.

Note: The Bhagalpur Case is also known as Bhagalpur Blindings. It is based on a Bollywood movie Gangaajal. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy took place in Union Carbide India Limited Plant.