CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana excessive courtroom has upheld the conviction of the accused within the horrific killing of six members of a household at Matarshyam village in Haryana’s Hisar district in 1999. The conviction of Satta alias Satte, one of many major accused in themurders, was upheld on the idea of his assertion made below Part 313 of CrPC and the HC noticed that his admission of crime had corroborated with the prosecution concept.
The HC, nonetheless, abated the case of the principle accused, Ishwar Singh, former sarpanch of Matarshyam, as he was murdered throughout the pendency of the enchantment earlier than the excessive courtroom.
After bloodbath, ex-sarpanch tried to burn our bodies
On this case of familicide, Ishwar with the assistance of Satta and others had killed six members of his household — his father, spouse, two sons, brother’s spouse, and son — on March 17, 1999 at Matarshyam village. The six victims — recognized as Ishwar Singh’s father Prahlad Singh, his spouse Krishna, his sons Satpal and Krishan alias Giani, and sister-in-law Roshni and her son Naveen — died of accidents attributable to bullets and sharpedged weapons. The accused had even tried to burn their our bodies by sprinkling kerosene after the bloodbath. Besides Krishna, the our bodies of different deceased had been past recognition.
The Hisar district courtroom had on December 24, 2003, convicted Ishwar Singh and Satta and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Each of them had then approached the excessive courtroom in opposition to the judgment of the trial courtroom. Ishwar was gunned down close to Hisar in June 2014.
The function of Ishwar Singh, popularly referred to as “Ishwar Sarpanch,” within the murders surfaced after his brother Chander, whom he had shot at throughout the bloodbath of the household, survived. He had written Ishwar’s title on a wheat container with blood earlier than changing into unconscious. Chander had hid himself behind a wheat container when Ishwar was murdering the relations.
Chander later knowledgeable the police about his brother’s involvement within the murders.
A division bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice H S Sidhu upheld the conviction on this case and dismissed the enchantment filed by Satta and rejected the state’s plea for enhancement of sentence.
“Within the prompt case, proof adduced by the prosecution is duly corroborated by the assertion made by appellant Satta alias Satte below Part 313 CrPc. The solutions provided by him, in his assertion below Part 313 CrPc, to some questions had been evasive and in reply to sure questions, he has admitted his involvement within the crime, together with his presence and use of weapon, ie kulhari (axe), by him. Accordingly, the prosecution has proved its case in opposition to appellant Satta alias Satte past affordable doubt,” noticed the bench whereas upholding the conviction.
The excessive courtroom additionally directed the accused Satta to give up earlier than the courtroom to bear his remaining sentence.

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