|Born|| ca. 1967|
|Penalty||Sentenced to death|
|Imprisoned at||Fatehgarh Central Jail|
|Date|| July 17, 2002|
Jafar Ali was an Indian tempo driver who killed his wife and five daughters by cutting their throats with a sharp-edged weapon at their house in the Muhal Purohitan Tola area of Etawah, India on the morning of July 17, 2002.
The 35-year-old, who was originally from Shikohabad, killed his family apparently because of severe poverty and suspicions that his wife had an extramarital relationship, and afterwards went to the police station, where he surrendered himself. His three sons, who had witnessed the incident, survived.
Ali was sentenced to death on July 14, 2003 and brought to the Fatehgarh Central Jail. Because his friends and relatives abandoned and never visited him, his aggressiveness increased to such a degree that eventually he had to be held in isolation. After his appeals were dismissed by the Allahabad high court on January 27, 2004, and by the Supreme Court on April 5, 2004, he sent a petition for mercy to the president, which was pending from August 18, 2006 until April 2013, when it was rejected. On January 21, 2014 the Supreme Court commuted his sentence to life imprisonment due to the delay in the decision of his mercy plea.
- Roshan Ara, 32
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- Alvia, 2
- ↑ Forever hanging, The Tribune (November 25, 2012)
- ↑ President Pranab Mukherjee rejects mercy petitions, seals death sentence for 4 men, Indian Express (April 5, 2013)
- ↑ Poor man kills six of his family, The Tribune (July 28, 2002)
- ↑ They murdered entire families for land, loot or revenge, The Financial Express (April 17, 2013)
- ↑ Waiting for mercy, The Asian Age (October 14, 2012)
- ↑ UP officials begin process for hanging of 4 convicts, The Times of India (April 5, 2013)
- ↑ Behind death row judgment, prisoners in limbo between life and death, The Hindu (January 22, 2014)
- ↑ Supreme Court commutes death penalty of 15 convicts to life sentence, The Economic Times (January 21, 2014)
- ↑ SC relief brings misery to death convicts, The Asian Age (January 25, 2014)