Sending to the gallows a man of Nepali origin who stripped his elderly parents before brutally murdering them, Shimla court observed that the incident was highly brutal act of crime.
“The incident was inhumane in its form besides being a highly brutal act of crime”, Sessions Judge Baldev Singh said while convicting and sentencing 25 year old Om Prakash to death.
“The case falls in the rarest of rare cases”, said the court.
The crime took place in January last year in Kotkhai area in Shimla district when Prakash murdered his parents, who were working in an orchard, in the presence of his wife and sister-in-law.
As per the prosecution, after murdering Maan Bhadhur, 60, and his wife Parwati, 56, in his house the convict dumped the bodies in a room. He locked his wife and his sister-in-law, both eyewitnesses, in the house.
The incident came to light after two days of the crime when the police broke down the door of the house and found mutilated bodies lying in a pool of blood. The convict’s wife and sister-in-law, who were in trauma, were sitting in a room.
“The court was convinced that the accused has done a heinous crime with high degree of brutalities”, said the court.
It said he first stripped his father naked, chopped his private parts and beat him up mercilessly before his murder. Thereafter, he didn’t spare his mother, who was also stripped.
The court, which didn’t find any motive behind the crime, ordered that the accused to be hanged till death. A fine of Rs. 5,000 was also imposed on him.