First Woman to be Hanged till Death after India Independence

First Woman to be Hanged till Death after India Independence

Up woman and her lover convicted of hacking seven family members to death in 2008

Who Shabnam Ali.
Shabnam Hails from Bawankheri, a village of about 20 km from Amroha in the Division of Moradabad Uttar Pradesh and is a double MA in English and geography.
Before he killed his family members, Ali worked as a school teacher who taught at the village school and was a favorite among his students.
Uncle Shabnam, Sattar Ali, described it as a demure girl, “every child who obeyed” who no one thought was able to kill his family for his lover.

CASE
Shabnam, double ma in English and geography, grows in what is known as the most educated family throughout the Hasanpur Administrative Division, where the village is part. His father Shaukat Ali, 55, was an art teacher at Taharpur Intermediate College, his eldest son Anees was an engineer in Jalandhar, and Shabnam Rashid’s younger brother was a B. Tech student. Shabnam himself is a teacher at the local elementary school, while Saleem is a grade 6 dropout working in a wood saw unit outside Shabnam’s house and aims to attack it one day.


Shabnam Ali, second from right.

But their relationship immediately became a source of severe tension in Shabnam household – with his parents strongly and steadily opposed their marriage. “I know Shabnam from my college days … he is my senior in college. Those days, he found someone who was very helpful, someone who never seemed able to commit a terrible crime that followed,” Usman Saifi told Gulf News ,


Usman Saifi and Vandana are foster parents to Shabnam’s son.

Fatal night
It took the Amroha Station House Officer (SHO) of Rp. Gupta, which took over as an investigation officer of the case in 2008, several months to gather horrible April 14 nights events.

According to the case history, Shabnam made six family members drinking tea mixed with a sedative diazepam at night – his father; Hashmi mother, 50; Sister Elder Anees, 35 and his wife Anjum, 25; Rashid’s younger brother, 22; And Rabia’s cousin, 14.

Between 19:30 on April 14 and 1.09 in the next day, Shabnam and Saleem exchanged busy calls – and then there was a gap 31 minutes. It is the time, according to the Assessment of the High Court of Allahabad, when Saleem went to Shabnam’s house for the murder. Shabnam holds each family member with their hair, while Saleem cut their necks with axes, according to prosecution. Anxious, the family does not offer resistance. Shabnam then strangled Arsh for 10 months – son of his brother Anees, who could not be sedated by tea.

“We were not at home when the massacre took place. When we went there around 2am after warnings in the neighborhood, there was blood around and the bodies were cut. It was terrible, the crime could not be forgiven,” said Uncle Shabnam, spoke to IANs.

When the couple was arrested on April 19, 2008, Shabnam was seven-week pregnant with Saleem’s child. He delivered a baby in December 2008 – a son named Taj, who is now under the official guardian of Usman Saifi.

TRIAL
On July 15, 2010, District Judge Saa Hussai decided that Shabnam and Salim had to be hung to death for many murders, the verdict was then enforced by the session court, the High Court of Allahabad and the Supreme Court. Cross examinations last around 100 dates, and judge 29 seconds needed to punish the two to death.

But during their trial, the couple turned around with each other. The Supreme Court was observed in his assessment that in his 313 part statement, Shabnam said Saleem had entered the house with a knife through the roof and killed all his family members as he fell asleep. Salem, on the other hand, said he went to the house “Only at Shabnam request” and when he got there, he claimed to have killed the family. Shabnam has submitted a request for mercy before the President of Pranab Mukherjee, who was rejected.

Aftermath.
According to legal experts quoted in Indian media, Shabnam has spent all his requests, and now the Amroha session court must issue a warrant for his death. However, part of them also felt that Shabnam could apply for curative reviews to delay sentences.

Pawan Jallad, a UP-based executioner who held the fourth suspension accused of last March, will carry out Shabnam and Salim in Mathura prison. He was asked to check in prison to hang and he was ready for the job even though the date to hang has not been set.

Death Penalty in India
• The death penalty is a legal penalty in India, and is permitted for several crimes under Indian Code in 1860, and other laws.

• At present, there are more than 400 detainees at Death Row in India.

• The latest execution in India took place in March 2020, when the four men were convicted of rape and the murder of the Nirbhaya gang in 2012 hung in Tihar prison.

• Although the hanging house for women was built 150 years ago in Mathura district prison, no woman was hung since independence.

• A woman from Lucknow named Ramshri was sentenced to death on April 6, 1998 – but his death sentence was marked by a life imprisonment at the last moment after he gave birth to a child in prison.

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