10 get death in honour killing case

Special Judge (anti-dacoity) Rajendra Sharma, while pron­o­uncing the verdict, termed the case the “rarest of the rare” and said that the accused deserved de­ath sentence. He also ref­e­r­red to the recent Supreme Co­urt observations that honour killing accused deserved death penalty.

According to the prosecution, Vidya Pal, daughter of the main accused Ramesh Pal, had an affair with Uday Pal Singh and the two had eloped in October 2008. They, however, returned to the village a month later after assured being assured by Ramesh Pal that no harm wo­uld come to them.

Ramesh, with the help of a few others, mainly his family, later shot dead the unsuspecting couple and the brother of Uday after severely thrashing them.

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