Angry viewers demand death penalty for sons of murdered woman on APN show
By the APN correspondent
In an unprecedented incident breaching all human values, two young men have murdered their mother in a staged road accident just to get their hands on insurance money worth Rs 9 lakh.
The crime took place in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh. The family hails from Thithora village near Fatehpur.
Amar Singh took his mother Guddi Devi to a famous temple in Chitrakoot. The distance between Fatehpur and Chitrakoot is approximately 120 kilometres. While returning in the evening, his brother Rahul, who was waiting in a car, hit Amar’s bike, throwing Guddi Devi on the road. He then ran over her, reversing his car repeatedly to complete the job. After he had left the spot, Amar, who also got some bruises, registered a complaint with police claiming that an unknown vehicle hit them resulting in his mother’s death.
However, villagers got suspicious and conveyed their feelings to the authorities. Police questioned Amar and also recovered the car with bloodstains and a piece of Guddi Devi’s sari stuck to the wheel. Both brothers were arrested.
In its 30-minute show Aap Ki Rai, APN interviewed people to find their opinion on the matter. A large number of people called up APN studio during the programme. Due to paucity of time, only 10 callers could be accommodated.
Most callers were shocked to hear the news and all were unanimous in suggesting the most exemplary punishment for the sons. Atul from Jaipur, Vimal from Pune and Pritam from Ferozabad said the two accused should be given death penalty.
Rajkumari from Bharatpur asked the anchor, “Kya ho raha hai sir? Is se to maa ka rishta hi khatam ho gaya. (What is happening, sir? This has ended the son-mother relationship.)” Similarly, Amod from Bihar said, “Kya yeh dharti rehnevali hai ya nahin? (Is this world still habitable?)”
Jamal Siddiqui, another viewer, said that the sons were very unfortunate. In the Islamic teachings we are told that heaven is under the mother’s feet. Even looking upon the mother’s face with affection is as good as worshipping Allah. The show was a big hit among viewers.