A SHAKTI VAHINI / NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK INITIATIVE
TIMES OF INDIA / ETAH (UTTAR PRADESH):
Vijaya, 18, her lover Udai Pal Singh and Singh’s brother Satyabhan were killed in Pilkathra village in Etah in November 2008. Vijaya’s father Ramesh Pal, along with his other family members and relatives, had killed the three people. Special judge R B Sharma pronounced the sentence. “Ramesh Pal was against his daughter Vijaya’s relationship with Udai Pal. The couple wanted to marry. Vijaya even eloped with Udai Pal,” public prosecutor Rajendra Sharma told reporters in Etah, some 400 km from Lucknow.
“Later when the couple returned, Ramesh Pal with the help of his family and other relatives shot dead his daughter, her lover and lover’s brother,” he added. According to Sharma, there were 13 people accused in the triple murder case. “Of the 13, ten were awarded death sentence while one was acquitted. The remaining two are minors. Their trial is taking place in a juvenile court,” said Sharma.
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