Delhi HC reserves order on Suhaib Ilyasi's appeal against his conviction in wife's murder
New Delhi, Aug 17: The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the appeal by former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi who was convicted last year for murdering his wife.
A Delhi court on December 16 convicted Suhaib Ilyasi for stabbing his wife Anju to death in rthe year 2000. Ilyasi was awarded the life term by the Delhi court which said that he "committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide".
Ilyasi's wife, Anju Ilyasi, 30, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in her east Delhi home on January 11, 2000. At the time, Ilyasi had told the police that she had committed suicide.
Suhaib, who had shot into limelight after hosting TV crime show - 'India's Most Wanted', was arrested on March 28, 2000 and later charges were framed against him in the case after his sister-in-law and mother-in-law alleged that he used to torture his wife for dowry.
Three months after Anju's murder, her mother and sister told a Sub Divisional Magistrate that Anju had been driven to suicide by Ilyasi, after which he was arrested on charges of dowry harassment.
Years later, Anju's mother pressed her demand that Ilyasi be tried for murder but the trial court had then rejected the demand. It was only in 2014 that the Delhi High Court ordered the trial court to try Ilyasi for murder as well.