“President Uncle, please forgive my mother”: India’s first female death row convict’s son seeks mercy

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.

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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.

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Shabnam could be the first-ever woman convict to be hanged in independent India. The woman is currently lodged in Rampur jail.

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“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.”

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