Meet Shabnam – First Indian Woman to be Executed in Country

Meet Shabnam - First Indian Woman to be Executed in Country
Meet Shabnam – First Indian Woman to be Executed in Country

New Delhi: Shabnam, one of the two convicts in the Amroha murder case, is the first Indian woman who is set for gallows.

On April 15, 2008, in Uttar Prdaesh’s Amroha district, Shabnam and her lover Saleem, killed the former’s entire family. The duo was having an affair and wanted to get married. However, the woman’s family was opposed to their marriage.

The duo planned to wipe out the entire family. During the probe, it was revealed that on the night of crime, the woman made her family members drink milk laced with sedatives before killing them along with her lover.

Seven members of a family, including a 10-month-old child, were axed to death on the night of horror.

The Sessions court sentenced them to death. However, in 2010, they approached Allahabad High Court but it upheld the death sentenced awarded to them by the sessions court.

They then went to the Supreme Court. The Court did not budge with the an inch with the death sentence awarded to the convicts.

Shabnam then filed mercy plea in front of then President Pranab Mukherjee. They also filed a review plea in the Supreme Court.

On January 23, Supreme Court reserved its judgment on the review petition filed by the convicts for killing seven members of Shabnam’s family in 2008.

While hearing the plea, the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde raised questions if the conduct of a convict inside jail can be taken as ‘mitigating’ circumstances for the commutation of the death penalty to life imprisonment.

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