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7 more mercy pleas sent to Pranab

Expending the pending mercy petitions , the Indian Home Ministry has sent to the President for final decision seven cases of multiple murders, including one in which a convict who was out on bail on rape charge killed five members of victim’s family.

The recommendations in seven cases, involving nine people, were sent after President Pranab Mukherjee took his decision on mercy petitions of eight condemned prisoners including Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru – both whom have been hanged. The convicts whose mercy petitions were sent to the President with recommendations by the Home Ministry during the last fortnight include Dharampal from Haryana who had murdered five members of the family of a girl he had raped in 1993.
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