High-profile murders that rocked the nation

MurdersA look at few of the high-profile murders that caught the attention of the media and public.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death sentence of former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma to life imprisonment in connection with the 1995 Naina Sahni murder case. The brutal murder, infamously known as 'tandoor' case, had sent shock waves across nation

Sharma, in fit of rage, had killed his wife Naina Sahni on the intervening night of July 2-3, 1995. He then chopped her body and burnt it in a restaurant's tandoor. The trial court had on November 7, 2003, sentenced sharma to death.The high court had on February 19, 2007, confirmed the death penalty awarded to him by the trial court saying the offence was an act of extreme depravity that it shook the conscience of society.

Here's a look on a few of the high-profile murders that caught the attention of the media and public.

Madhumita Shukla murder: 24-year old young and aggressive poetess, Madhumita was gunned down by two assailants in her apartment in Lucknow on April 9, 2003. The investigations revealed that the poetess was six months pregnant when she was shot dead in her Paper Mill Colony flat. The dynamic poetess was alleged to have relations with Amarmani Tripathi, a former UP minister. Madhumita was allegedly murdered because Amarmani's legal wife did not approve her husband's relationship with her. Amarmani Tripathi, his wife Madhumani and two others Rohit Chaturvedi and Santosh Kumar Rai were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Dehradun court in 2007 for hatching a conspiracy and killing Shukla.

Jessical Lall murder: Jessica Lall, a Delhi-based model, who was working as a celebrity barmaid was shot dead at a crowded party in Qutub Colonnade restaurant in South Delhi on April 29, 1999. Manu Sharma, son of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Venod Sharma was accused of the murder. Delhi High Court awarded life imprisonment term to convict Manu Sharma on December 20, 2006. The Supreme Court on April 19, 2010 upheld the conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Manu.

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