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Amroha Murder Case: SC Reserves Judgement on the Review Petition Filed by Lovers Shabnam and Saleem

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jan 2020 4:31am

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Supreme Court today (January 23, 2020) reserved its judgement on the review petition filed by Shabnam and Saleem in Amroha murder case. The duo were convicted and sentenced for death penalty in 2008 for killing 7 members of Shabnam’s family. This was considered as the most gruesome case of 2008 where even 10 months old infant was not spared. 

They duo were the residents of Bawankhera Village of Amroha district. They both were in love and used to meet regularly. After Shabnam’s father came to know about their relationship, fights became usual in her family. In the dusk April 15 2008, the lovers decided to wipe out her whole family. With the help of an axe, they killed seven members of the family which also included a 10 months old child. They were sentenced to death by the Sessions Court. In 2010, they reached Allahabad High Court with an appeal were the decision was upheld.

In a further appeal to Supreme Court, decision of death sentence again kept intact. Shabnam also filed mercy plea in front the President asking to mitigate her death penalty as she was pregnant at that time. After looking at the horrific act done by the convict, then President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee decided not to show any mercy. Finally, they decided to file review petition and backed it with a reason that the death penalty has changed them from within and their good behaviour in prison should be taken into consideration.

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