Om Prakash (25),who stripped his aged parents before brutally killing them,was convicted and sentenced to death by a Shimla court on Wednesday.
The gory incident took place in January last year when Om Prakash killed his parents one after the other in the presence of his wife after locking the doors of his house.
Convicting him for the brutal double murder,sessions judge (Forests) Baldev Singh,in his judgement,observed that the case falls in the rarest of rare crimes category,especially on account of the fact that the deceased were parents of the accused,and no leniency could be shown in such a case.
Om Prakash,of Nepali origin but residing in Chelnehar village at Kotkhai,killed his father Man Bahadur (60) and mother Parwati ( 56) at his house on January 16,2012. For the next two days he let neither his wife nor sister-in-law Devyani leave the house as both were witnesses.
Prosecution lawyer R C Bakshi said in court that the evidence in hand was really scary and showed how a son,who was supposed to look after his aged parents,turned killer.
The judgment said that the court was convinced that the accused had done a heinous crime with high degree of brutalities. He first stripped his father naked,chopped his private parts and beat him up mercilessly before his murder. Thereafter,he did not even spare his mother,who was also stripped …. He burnt the clothes in the house chullah and thereafter killed her after switching off the light (bulb).
His parents used to work at the house of Daulat Ram,a resident of Kotkhai. He had given this family a small outhouse to live in. When Parwati did not show up for work,Daulat Ram called the village pradhan and also informed the police. The doors were opened after the police reached on January 18. Both the bodies were lying in a mutilated condition and Om Prakashs wife and sister-in-law were huddled in a corner of the house in fear. His wife told the police how Om Prakash killed his parents with an iron tawa and rod.
The court did not find any apparent motive behind the murder and noted that the incident was inhumane in its form besides being a highly brutal act of crime.
The court ordered that the accused be hanged till death. A fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed on the convict.