New Delhi: The 12-year-old son of death row convict Shabnam Ali has sought mercy from President Ram Nath Kovind urging the president to commute the death sentence of his mother.
Shabnam was sentenced to death for killing her seven family members including a baby in 2008 as they opposed her relationship with her paramour in Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh.
Shabnam could be the first-ever woman convict to be hanged in independent India. The woman is currently lodged in Rampur jail.
“I love my mother, I have only one demand for President uncle, that he doesn’t let my mother be hanged,” Mohammad Taj, Shabnam’s son said while talking to reporters on Thursday.
Taj held up a slate stating, “President uncle ji, please forgive my mother Shabnam.”