The Poonia murders or the Relu Ram Poonia homicide case is the mass homicide of the Indian politician Relu Ram Poonia together with seven of his relations.
Who dedicated the Poonia murders?
Ram’s daughter Sonia alongside together with her husband Sanjeev Kumar murdered Relu Ram and his seven relations over a property dispute. All of this occurred on the night time of 23rd August 2001. A case was filed. The courtroom tried Sonia together with Sanjeev and the opposite relations. The District Court docket discovered the couple responsible and sentenced them to demise. Then the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket diminished the sentence to life imprisonment however the Supreme Court docket held onto the demise sentence.
Who had been the victims of the Poonia murders?
There have been eight folks in whole whom the couple murdered on the night time of 23rd August 2001. They being Relu Ram Poonia (age 50), his second spouse Krishna (age 41), his son Sunil (age 23), his daughter Priyanka (age 16), his daughter-in-law Shakuntala (age 20), his two granddaughters named Shivani (age 2) and Preeti (age 3 months) and his grandson Lokesh (age 4). The duo murdered all of the above-mentioned folks of their sleep.
What was the crime within the Poonia murders?
Poonia murders , the daughter of Relu Ram and Krishna murdered the complete household by hitting them constantly with a heavy metallic rod till they had been lifeless. A servant discovered the our bodies strewn round at varied areas within the two-story mansion by a servant. He had come to take Lokesh to his college bus. The murderers gagged Shakuntala and tied her up. However there was no signal of resistance from the opposite relations. Sonia laid unconscious the following morning. Apparently, she had tried committing suicide by consuming pesticide and had written a suicide word. Within the word, she confessed that she had killed her father as a result of he didn’t love her.
How did the murders happen?
It was simply on the earlier night time that Sonia had introduced Priyanka from a hostel to have fun her birthday with nice pomp and present. Firecrackers had been set off precisely on the eve of her birthday. The servants nonetheless stated that they’d seen Sonia come to the storage and take an iron rod together with her. When the clock struck 4:45 am IST, Sonia rode away in a Tata Sumo to drop off her husband Sanjeev from the crime scene. On medical check-up, the police discovered traces of opium within the rice pudding the household consumed the earlier night time. The couple deliberate this beforehand in order that the household was drugged and couldn’t make any sound when Sonia tried to kill them.
What was the case made across the Poonia murders?
In Could 2004, a District and periods courtroom discovered Sonia and her husband Sanjeev responsible of murdering Poonia and 7 different relations. This occurred because of a household dispute concerning the distribution of property between Sonia and her half-brother Sunil. The courtroom sentenced each of them to demise. Their prosecutor P.Ok. Sandhir stated that the case was tough to win because it was utterly primarily based on circumstantial proof. The police listed 109 witnesses out of which the courtroom examined solely 66
What occurred after the District courtroom gave their sentence?
In 2005, the Punjab and Haryana Court docket modified the couple’s demise sentence to life imprisonment. Nevertheless, when the Supreme Court docket dominated in 2007, it once more imparted a demise sentence on them. In October 2007 the Haryana governor declined their plea for mercy. The couple knew that the President of India may grant them clemency beneath Part 72 (1) of the Indian Structure. In order that they filed a mercy petition there.
In February 2009, Sonia wished the demise sentence on her head as imprisonment was turning into tough for her. Her request was denied. In April 2013, President Pranab Mukherjee rejected her plea for clemency. However a civil rights group known as the Folks’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) requested the Supreme Court docket to Withhold the demise sentence displaying delays in rejecting the mercy pleas. The courtroom accepted this. Afterward January 2014, the Supreme Court docket gave life phrases to 13 extra death-row inmates whom the courtroom discovered responsible of the identical crime.