Supreme Court refuses to exempt 92-year-old man from life sentence

New Delhi: A 92-year-old 'bed ridden' man, convicted in a 1980 honour killing case, will finally have
to go to jail with the Supreme Court on Friday refusing to grant him any exemption from surrendering before the police to undergo the life term awarded to him.

Representational image. IBNLive

Representational image. IBNLive

The vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and L Nageswara Rao dismissed his application seeking exemption from surrendering on health grounds before the police as directed by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court.

The High Court had on 24 February upheld the conviction and life sentence awarded to Putti, a Uttar Pradesh resident, and had directed him to surrender before the police.

The convict has also appealed against the High Court order through advocate Deepesh Dwivedi and termed the verdict as "unreasoned" and "erroneous" given without considering his plight of old age.

Putti is the cousin brother of co-accused Phekka and Sanehi, the co-accused in the case who had expired during the pendency of appeal before the High Court. They had murdered one Nanhakku on 22 August, 1980.

According to prosecution, about nine months before the incident Sohan, brother of Nanhakku had eloped with the married daughter of Phekka, due to which Snehi and Putti had nursed a grudge against Nanhakku and others.

The trial court on 28 May, 1982 had convicted Phekka, Snehi and Putti for offences under section 302 (murder)/34 (common intention) of IPC and awarded life term to them.

All the three convicts had appealed against the trial court order in the High Court, during which Phekka and Snehi expired. After nearly 34 years, the High Court on 24 February, 2016, upheld the conviction and sentence and dismissed the appeals.

Updated Date: Jun 17, 2016 16:09 PM

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