INDIA: PUNJAB & HARYANA HC CONFIRMS DEATH PENALTY FOR HARYANA WOMEN & HER LOVER
July 17, 2018:
The Punjab and Haryana High Court confirmed the death sentence awarded to a Haryana woman and her boyfriend for poisoning and strangulating seven members of her family, including four children, in September 2009. (Sources: livelaw.in, 18/07/2018)
The Court was hearing a reference made by the Sessions Judge for confirmation of death sentence awarded to one Sonam and her boyfriend, Naveen Kumar, for the murder of her parents, 16-year-old brother, grandmother and three cousins, all of whom were below 11 years of age.
The police investigation had revealed that the duo believed that Sonam’s family was a “hurdle in their love affair”. Having conspired to eliminate them, they then strangulated the victims after administering them sleeping pills at their house in Qabulpur village of Rohtak.