DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE, 2 KIDS
Jalandhar August 10:
After the Punjab and Haryana High Court had confirmed the death sentence to a man for killing his wife and two children in Jalandhar in March 2005, a local court of additional sessions judge BK Mehta on Friday issued warrants for his execution on September 20. These had been sent to the superintendent of Central Jail, Patiala, where the convict was lodged.
Sushil, a drug addict and gambler, took the lives of his two kids and wife by stabbing them. He was awarded capital punishment by the court of additional district and sessions judge Karnail Singh in April 2007. The circumstantial evidence led to his conviction.
According to prosecution, the accused had killed his wife Pooja (25) and kids Jatin (6) and Sofia (4) by strangulating and stabbing them on March 3 in his house at Rasilla Nagar in Basti Danishmanda area. He tried to show it as a case of robbery and even consumed poison to pretend that he was in a shock over the killings. He got himself admitted at the civil hospital. He was booked for attempt to commit suicide but was later acquitted in the case.
However, his brother-in-law Sukhdev accused him of murder and lodged a complaint against Sushil, who was arrested from the hospital on March 7. Sukhdev stated that the accused had strained relations with his wife.
Investigations revealed that he used to work in an electronic goods shop and had left the job around eight months back as he had developed the habit of gambling and drug addiction. Sukhdev added that when his mother had visited Sushil's house, Sushil told her to take Pooja along or else he would kill her.