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Thu Sep 8 23:06:12 CDT 2011
Judge awards death penalty to five people in honour killing case
A Delhi court has sentenced five people to death in a 2008 honour killing case.
Additional Sessions Judge Bimla Kumari awarded the death sentence to Mohammad
Saleem, Shaheen Abbas, Shahid Wasim, Shaheen Zargam Ali and Sabbir Kasim,
holding them guilty of murder and also imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 on each.
"The case of the prosecution falls under the category of honour killing and
since honour killing comes in the category of rarest of rare cases... I have no
option but to award the death sentence to all the convicts," the court said
while pronouncing the order on Thursday.
The convicts killed Tariq in Chandni Chowk in central Delhi July 7, 2008, after
his brother married his lover from a different community.
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