Nitish Katara killing: SC declines death sentence plea

New Delhi (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea by Neelam Katara seeking enhancement of sentence to death for Vishal and Vikas Yadav who have been convicted for murdering her son Nitish Katara in February 2002.

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An apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice R. Banumati said that while it was a murder and could even be pre-meditated, it certainly was not heinous or a matter of honour killing.

Neelam Katara had moved the SC questioning Delhi High Court order sentencing both Vikas and Vishal Yadav to 25 and five years sentences which are to be run one after the other.

She sought enhancement of the sentence to death or alternatively imprisonment for whole life.

According to the high court order, both the Yadav brothers are to undergo a sentence of 30 years each.

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