Allahabad high court commutes death sentence of 75-yr-old man to life term

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

Meerut: The Allahabad high court bench commuted the death sentence of a 75-year-old man of Bulandshahr to life imprisonment. He had been convicted for killing seven persons, including a pregnant woman, of his brothers family over a property dispute.The mass murder took place in Barari village of Asurangabad on the night of July 28, 2008. Sukhveer and his family comprising two sons, two daughters-in-law (one of them pregnant), wife and 2-year-old grandson Cheekoo, were killed by his brother, Ranvir Singh and his accomplices.Four persons were accused of the crime -- Ranvir Singh, Manveer Singh, Devendri (wife of Ranvir Singh) and a juvenile. During the trial, one accused was declared a juvenile, whereas Manveer Singh and Devendri were acquitted of charges of criminal conspiracy.After a trial at Bulandshahr district and sessions court, the additional sessions judge on July 21, 2016, awarded a death sentence to Ranvir Singh. Following an appeal in the Allahabad high court, the crime was categorised as rarest of rare cases.Four individuals were killed when indiscriminate fire was opened while they were asleep. The head of the family was slaughtered near a tube well on the premises, while the pregnant woman was breastfeeding her two-year-old child when a bullet pierced through the body of the child killing the mother along with her unborn child.The court observed these circumstances as undeniably severe. The high court bench comprising Justice Ashwavi Kumar Mishra and Syed Aftab Hussain Rizvi considered the age of the convict while delivering their judgment and observed that 15 years have elapsed since the incident… Appellant-accused has been incarcerated since then.The courts judgment reads, The age of the appellant-accused in 2015 was around 69-70 years. So, he is over 75 years of age. Considering all the facts and circumstances, imposing the death penalty at this point of time will not be just. It will be proper to modify the sentence to imprisonment for life with a fine of Rs 2 lakh. In the event of default in the payment of the fine, three years of rigorous imprisonment shall be imposed.We also published the following articles recentlyDelhi HC requests trial court to expedite 30-year-old case, conclude it in a yearThe Delhi High Court has ordered the trial court to expedite a 30-year-old case and conclude it within a year. The case involves an FIR lodged in 1993 for alleged cheating and other offenses. The High Court had previously ordered an expeditious trial in 2006. A plea seeking day-to-day hearings in the matter was dismissed by Justice Jyoti Singh. The trial had been delayed due to revision petitions filed in the court and the respondents delay in completing the cross-examination.35-year-old dies by suicide; his wife, two others bookedThree people have been booked for abetment to suicide after a man in Ghaziabad hanged himself. The man recorded a video informing his wife of his intentions and sent it to his sister-in-law. The mans father stated that the couple frequently argued and that the wife physically abused him. The arguments were centered around transferring a house into the wife or her sisters name. The mans father explained that when his son objected, the wife would beat him.

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