The jail administration has started preparations to hang a lady in Mathura jail. the lady who might be hanged inside Mathura jail is Shabnam, who belongs to Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. Shabman joined hands together with his lover Salim to kill 7 of her relatives members with an axe in April 2008. it’s learnt that Mathura jail administration has already ordered the rope used for hanging death house convicts.
It is to be noted that Shabnam had challenged the court’s order in Supreme Court but the apex court had upheld the choice of the lower court. After this, Shabnam and Salim sent a mercy petition to the President, but their plea got rejected. Shabnam are going to be the primary female prisoner to be hanged after India’s Independence. Shabnam is currently behind bars at Bareilly, while Salim is lodged in Agra Jail.
A female hanging house was inbuilt Mathura Jail 150 years ago but no woman has been hanged here since Independence. consistent with the Senior Jail Superintendent, the date of execution isn’t fixed yet. The Senior Jail Superintendent, however, added that jail administration has started the preparation for the hanging and order for rope has been placed. Shabnam and Salim are going to be hanged as soon because the warrant is issued.
People within the small village of Bawankhedi, which is found adjacent to the Hasanpur town of Amroha, still remember the gruesome incident which happened on the intervening night of April 14-15, 2008. it had been on today when Shabnam, along side his lover Salim, killed hes father Master Shaukat, mother Hashmi, brothers Anees and Rashid, sister-in-law Anjum and his sister Rabia with an axe. Shabnam had also killed her nephew Arsh by strangulating him. Shabnam killd of these relations as they were becoming obstacles within the path of her romance with Salim
The case was heard in Amroha court for 2 years and three months. After which, on 15 July 2010, District Judge SAA Hussaini ruled that Shabnam and Salim should be hanged till death.
In Shabnam-Salim case, the cross-examination lasted for about 100 dates. On the day of judgment, the judge heard the statements of 29 witnesses and convicted both Shabnam and Salim on July 14, 2010. subsequent day, on July 15, 2010, Judge SAA Hussaini sentenced both of them to death in only 29 seconds. during this case, 649 questions were asked from 29 people. The judgment was written in 160 pages.
the son of shabnam a 12 year old has asked for a mercy plea. however if it gets rejected then shabnam would be the first women to be hanged after the independence of India.