09 April 2013

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Sonia May become the first women to be hanged in Independent India

Sonia May become the first women to be hanged in Independent India


Sonia and his husband Sanjeev had brutally murdered eight persons including his MLA father Relu Ram Punia  at Prabhuvala village in Hisar on August 23, 2001

Those killed included her
mother Krishna,
sister Priyanka,
stepbrother Sunil, his wife Shakuntala and their three children - Lokesh, 4, Shivani, 2, and 45-day-old Preeti.

Sessions Judge had awarded death penalty to the couple on May 31, 2004.

on April 2, 2005, High Court commuted the death penalty to life imprisonment.

On February 15, 2007, the SC upheld the Sessions Judge’s verdict of death sentence to Sonia and Sanjeev in the case

on August 23, 2007 Supreme Court of India  rejected the review petition clearing the way for hanging of Sonia and Sanjeev

Presently Sonia and her husband both are lodged in Ambala Jail

Before this death punishment, other females were also given death punishment by courts  but there is no instance of any woman being hanged in the history of independent India.

After 5 years of delay On April 3, 2013,  President Pranab Mukherjee rejected mercy petition of Sonia.

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MEcoy April 09, 2013  

she killed 8 persons? wow how evil

Sandhya April 09, 2013  

Interesting, catchy title!

rudraprayaga April 09, 2013  

A woman so brutal? What an era now ?

ra April 10, 2013  

the title caught me completely .. i thought sonia gandhi .. and i was so happy :P

Destination Infinity April 11, 2013  

Shocking incident. Why did they kill so many people? I think she and her husband deserve this punishment.

Destination Infinity