Shabnam advocates have cited three points from the governor seeking a stay on the death penalty. Son, along with son Taj, has sought to convert the sentence into life imprisonment by making Sonia of Haryana a case. Shabnam’s mercy petition has been sent to the Governor on behalf of Supreme Court advocate Rajiv Jain. In this regard Shabnam advocate Shamsher Saifi said, “We have made the grounds of raising her son as well as Sonia case of Haryana, not yet hanging any woman in the country.”
Seven people of his own family were killed by Shabnam, daughter of Master Shaukat Ali, along with lover Salim on the night of 14-15 April 2008 at village Bawankhedi in Hasanpur police station area of Amroha district. The victims of the murder were Shabnam’s father Shaukat Ali, mother Hashmi, brothers Anees and Rashid, sister-in-law Anjum, his sister Rabia, whose throats were cut with an ax, while Shabnam’s innocent nephew Arsh was strangled to death.
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