New Delhi: Five members of a family were on Friday awarded death penalty for in connection with the 2010 honour killing of a teenaged couple who were beaten up mercilessly, tortured and then electrocuted by the convicts who objected to the marriage as the boy belonged to a different caste.
"It can be safely concluded that the prosecution has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused persons had caused the death of the victims with the common intention after giving them merciless beatings by tying them with rope and thereafter electrocuting them on various parts of their body," Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar said.
The case pertains to honour killing of Yogesh and Asha who belonged to the Scheduled Caste and upper caste respectively. The duo were in love and had disclosed to their parents that they intended to get married. The girl's family, however, was not in favour of the marriage. The five were convicted on Monday.
(With additional information from PTI)