India’s Supreme Court says that economic status of a murder convict needs to be taken into account to determine whether he should be awarded death penalty or life sentence even in respect of offences falling in the “rarest of rare” category. How will this play out? A rush to be categorised as “poor” ?( think of the possibilities given what happens with Below the Poverty Line (BPL) cards). And will crime be outsourced to the poor to leverage the law?