Tandoor case: HC refuses parole to convict Sushil Sharma

New Delhi, Jan 12: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant parole to Sushil Sharma, who is serving life imprisonment for murdering his wife Naina Sahni and throwing her body in a restaurant's tandoor here.

"I am not inclined to grant parole," Justice Siddharth Mridul said, adding that the convict Sharma can approach an appropriate authority of the government. Sharma had sought parole for two months, saying he needs to take care of his ailing mother.


Sharma, a former Youth Congress leader, was convicted for murdering his wife Naina, whom he suspected of infidelity.

He shot her with his licensed revolver on July 2, 1995, took her body to a restaurant, chopped it into small pieces and tried to burn it in the restaurant's tandoor (oven).

A trial court had convicted Sharma on November 7, 2003, and awarded him the death penalty.

The high court had upheld his death sentence in February 2007.

The Supreme Court, however, commuted the death penalty to life imprisonment October 8, 2013.


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