The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant exemption to a 92-year-old ‘bedridden’ man, convicted in a 1980 honour killing case, from the life term awarded to him.
The vacation bench dismissed his application seeking exemption on health grounds.
The allahabad high court had on February 24 upheld the conviction and life sentence awarded to Putti, a Uttar Pradesh resident.
The convict appealed against the high court order and termed the verdict as “unreasonable” and “erroneous”.
Putti is the brother of co-accused Phekka and Sanehi, who had died during the course of the trial. They had murdered one Nanhakku on August 22, 1980.
According to prosecution, about nine months before the incident, Sohan, brother of Nanhakku had eloped with Phekka’s daughter, due to which,Snehi and Putti had murdered Nanhakku.
The trial court on May 28, 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.
After nearly 34 years, the high court on February 24, 2016, upheld the conviction and sentence and dismissed the appeals.