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SC Affirms Death Sentence Of 'Tantric' Couple Who Killed Infant For Human Sacrifice [Read Judgment]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Oct 2019 4:41pm

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The Supreme Court on October 3, 2019, in the case of Ishwari Lal Yadav v. State of Chhattisgarh, has affirmed the death sentence awarded to a 'tantric' couple accused of murdering a boy, by performing the ritual of human sacrifice.

A Bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice Surya Kant was hearing an appeal filed against the judgment passed by the Chhattisgarh High Court wherein the court had confirmed the order of the Trial Court which imposed death sentence on the two main accused, namely, Ishwari Lal Yadav and Smt. Kiran Bai for offence under Sections 302/34 read with 120B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

The allegations against Kiran Bai and her husband Ishwari Lal Yadav were as follows: Both of them believed in tantrism. Kiran Bai wanted to attain siddhi. She was also proclaimed as 'gurumata'. To propitiate the God, she asked her husband and disciples who are the other co-accused along with them, to get a small child for human sacrifice. For the purpose of sacrifice to God, Chirag, a child from their neighbourhood, aged two years then, was kidnapped and murdered in a gruesome manner, inside their house. Thereafter he was buried in the precincts of the house.

When the parents of the child, family members and other people of the neighbourhood were searching for the missing boy, they became suspicious from the loud music, emanating from the house of two main accused. They entered the house of Ishwari Lal… Continue Reading...

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