In ancient INDIA, indians cut the nose of thiefs, chopping off one hand and leg for kicking preceptors and using royal coaches; blinding by poisonous ointments, chopping off one hand or foot for freeing culprits, forgery or sale of human flesh; cutting off the tongue for slandering preceptors, parents and the king and for defiling a brahmin’s kitchen. There were also different forms of death : death with torture for murder in a quarrel; death by impaling for theft of royal animals; death by burning hands and skin for treason; death by drowning for breaching dams or reservoirs, for poisoning or for women who administered poison; death by tearing off the limbs of criminals,etc.....