A 92 year old 'bed ridden' man, convicted in a 1980 honour killing case, will finally have to go to jail. The SC on 17th June refused to grant him any exemption from surrendering before the police to undergo the life term awarded to him.
The vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel & L Nageswara Rao dismissed his application seeking exemption from surrendering on health grounds before the police as directed by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC.
The HC had on 24th Feb. upheld the conviction and life sentence awarded to Putti, a UP resident, and had directed him to surrender before the police.
The convict had also appealed against the HC order & termed the verdict as "unreasoned" and "erroneous" given without considering his plight of old age.
Putti is the cousin brother of co-accused Phekka and Sanehi, the co-accused in the case who had expired during the pendency of appeal before the HC. They had murdered one Nanhakku on 22nd Aug., 1980.