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Abhi killer attends mother’s last rites

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Patiala, November 19

On the orders of the Supreme Court, a death row convict was today allowed to walk out of jail after almost a decade of his arrest following the death of his mother.

After the court permitted the convict to attend the last rites and related ceremonies of his mother under police escort, the convict was allowed to go out of the prison for a few hours.

2008 student murder

  • On Feb 14, 2008, Vikram Walia and Jasbir Singh kidnap Abhi Verma, alias Harry, a class IX student, in Hoshiarpur
  • Abhi is on his way to school when he is offered a lift by the accused in their car
  • The accused demand Rs50L in ransom from his family. Abhi's body is found 20 km from Hoshiarpur the following day

Vikram Singh, alias Vicky Walia, and Jasvir Singh were convicted and sentenced to death for kidnapping Abhi Verma, alias Harry, a school student, in Hoshiarpur, and killing him with anesthesia overdose. The crime had sent shock waves across the state.

The Central Jail superintendent confirmed Vicky was taken for the last rites of his mother. "He will again be taken to his parent's house for the bhog ceremony on November 21," he said. The convict was taken out under tight security and was brought back to jail in the afternoon, he said. — TNS



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