SC acts tough, asks 92-year-old honour killing convict to surrender

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the plea of a 92-year-old convict in an honour killing case, asking him to surrender before the police.

Putti, a resident of Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, was convicted in the case dating back to 1980 by a trial court and was awarded life sentence two years later.

He challenged the order in Allahabad High Court, which upheld the trial court’s order earlier this year after a 34-year-long wait.

Putti, however, refused to budge and approached the apex court seeking leniency on the ground of his advanced age.

Two other convicts in the case died during trial. (ANI)