Nitish Katara's Murder Wasn't An Honour Killing, Says Supreme Court

09/10/2015 5:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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INDIA - NOVEMBER 27: Nitin Katara and Neelam Katara, brother and mother of Nitish Katara, in Patiala House court, New Delhi, premise where Bharti Yadav, sister of accused Vikas and Vishal Yadav, was produced as a witness of Nitish Katara murder case. November 27, 2006. (Photo by Imtiyaz Khan/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the plea of Nitish Katara's mother for conferring the death sentence on his murderers.

The apex court also held that Katara's murder wasn't an honour killing.

"I was surprised that the apex court said it wasn't an honour killing. I am bit surprised about that, we will submit the evidences once again with more facts next time," Neelam Katara, the mother of deceased, said after the apex court gave its verdict.

"This is no more a fight of Nitish Katara. It is now a fight against honour killing and honour crimes," she added.

Neelam also added that she expected the apex court to pass an order against honour killing, but it didn't happen.

"I am disappointed but this fight against honour killing will continue," she added.

The Supreme Court has already upheld the conviction of Vikas and his cousin brother Vishal for the murder of Nitish Katara.

However, it is yet to conclude arguments on the quantum of sentence. The Delhi high court had awarded 30 years imprisonment to Vikas and Vishal.

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