Man hacks father; law awards gallows

New Delhi, Jan 10: A Delhi court sentenced capital punishment for a 25-year-old man for brutally killing and hacking his father's body into parts as a sacrifice to a deity in 2008. The perpetrator believed that if he offers a human sacrifice for the deity, his problem with his wife would be resolved.

Judge R K Gauba awarded death penalty for accused name Jitender, terming his crime as 'rare of the rarest.' The court found Jitendar guilty of murder under the section 302 of Indian Penal Code and ordered him to pay Rs 5000 as fine.

The court said, "the brutal murder of the father followed by the mutilation of his body, all in the name of human sacrifice, to appease the deity for his own welfare, adds a grave dimension to this case and leaves no scope for escape from the conclusion that it is a case falling in the category of rarest of rare, meriting the extreme penalty."

Jitendar said that once in his dream, deity asked him for a human sacrifice to ward off his problems with his wife.

The court said, "The manner in which the convict butchered his father and slaughtered off his head and organs for no conceivable fault of the victim is figuratively speaking, the gravest case of breach of trust."

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