Everyone in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, was shaken by the event of a woman poisoning seven members of his own family with tea. The attackers, Shabnam Ali and her boyfriend Salim, were both sentenced to death by the sessions court. While granting the case, the sessions court judge referred to the whole event as the rebellion’s climax. In his ruling, the district court described the prisoner Shabnam as a “ruthless girl with a strong heart.” So popnblog will tell you how they were able to murder their whole family in one night, the statements of relatives and neighbours, and every information about her son.
1.Shabnam Ali And Saleem Case [First Woman To Be Hanged In India since independence]
Shabnam Ali was born in the state of Uttar Pradesh in 1984. Her education was completed in Uttar Pradesh. Not just Bawan Khedi, but the whole Amroha community did not forget on the night of April 14, 2008. That night neighbour called the cops to report that many bodies were directly in front of them. The officers are taken aback when they hear this, and the squad rushes to the scene. What they saw still haunts them today, and from there, not even in the entire district kept their daughter’s name SHABNAM.
2.What is the case of Amroha? – Shabnam Ali and her boyfriend murdered seven members of her family.
She is 35 years old. Shabnam Ali may be the first woman to be hanged in the nation. The date of her execution has not yet been set since the death warrant has not been issued. Shabnam is a lady who, together with her boyfriend, brutally murdered her own family. Shabnam and her boyfriend Salim killed seven people as they slept on April 14, 2008. The residents of Bawan Khedi village in Amroha rise up whenever they hear the name Shabnam. They are now all waiting for his death.
3.The Case That Shocked Amroha:
A terrible event that occurred 13 years ago, on a summer night in 2008, continues to influence a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district is known for and what it talks about.
Many of the talks took place in the village centre of Bawan Khedi, a home directly located on the main road.
Surrounded by gardens and a mango plantation, the house is located on a 9-acre property. The vast gate leading into the property is rusty, and the paint is peeling away from the walls.
The empty first floor, on the other hand, reveals the house’s true history. Rooms are sad, with dried blood still splashed over the walls, as though mourning the family that once lived there – the family who was killed in their sleep here by one of their own on April 14, 2008.
Shaukat Ali and his family lived in the home until his daughter Shabnam Ali conspired with her boyfriend Saleem to murder them all, including her 11-month-old nephew.
Shabnam Ali, 37, and Saleem, 35, are both on death row for the crime, which was confirmed by the Supreme Court last year. Shabnam Ali would be the first woman to be hanged for a crime in Independent India besides Seema Gavit and Renuka Shinde if she is executed.
4.The Property Of Shaukat’s Ali:
While Shabnam is trying to reduce her death sentence, the home is still engaged in its own conflict. The land, which is valued in crores, is one of Bawan Khedi’s most significant estates and has reportedly been a source of fighting for the extended Ali family.
Sattar, Shaukat’s brother and half-owner of the land, currently lives with his family but claims to have been harassed by distant relatives who want the property.
Then there’s Shabnam’s son Taj Mohammad, whom she gave birth to in 2009, months into her prison sentence. Her son is very unlikely to have any claim to the property since he was born out of wedlock. But it hasn’t prevented locals from blaming Usman Saifi, a college buddy of Shabnam’s, who adopted Taj Mohammed.
Saifi believes the property should be donated to charity. He said, “Nothing positive can come out of it.”
5.Bavankheri Amroha Mass Murder Case Shabnam Ali and Salim bloody love
Shaukat Ali was remembered by the villagers as a guy who dedicated his life to education. “Master ji was a wonderful person. He used to provide free tuition to youngsters in need and never judged anybody when it comes to opportunities,” claimed neighbourhood resident Shahbaz Khan.
Shabnam has a double MA in English and Geography and has taught at a rural elementary school. Anees, her older brother, was an engineer who used to work in Punjab. In contrast, Rashid, her younger brother, was a final-year BTech student.
Shahbaz Khan, who was previously a student of Shabnam, referred to her as a “hoshiyaar (clever)” lady. He laughed as he said, “She was my fifth-grade teacher and twice failed me.”
Meanwhile, Saleem was seen as a nice person by his neighbours. “Uss se seedha aadmi gaon mein nahi tha (no one else in the village was as nice as him),” claimed a Saleem neighbour.
He is, however, a Class 6 dropout who met Shabnam while working at a sawmill. Investigations showed tensions in the Ali family over Shabnam’s relationship with Saleem, according to R.P. Gupta, a former Amroha Station House Officer (SHO) who was the investigating officer.
Saleem was a Pathan trying to earn a living. In contrast, Shabnam came from a well-respected Saifi Muslim family.
At the time of the crime, the fact that they were dating was not widely known. Even Saleem’s father, Ahmed Rooh, claims he had no idea.
“I’m his father. We were unaware of any such connection between Shabnam and Saleem. I would have had them married if I had known.”
6.An 'inside' job According To Police
Bawan Khedi was awakened at 2 a.m. on April 15, 2008, by screams for help from the Ali home. “Bachao, bachao, koi mere parivaar ko maar kar chala gaya.” Locals raced to the scene and discovered the Ali house’s doors locked from the inside.
The doors were opened by a crying Shabnam. She said she was sleeping on the terrace and found her family had been axed at the neck by a “gang” when she returned.
Shabnam’s father Shaukat Ali (55), her mother Hashmi (50), her older brother Anees (35), his wife Anjum (25), their 11-month-old baby Arsh, her younger brother Rashid (22), and cousin Rabia (14) were discovered on the first floor. And Arsh had died from choking.
R.P. Gupta, who is now retired, claimed he believed it was an “inside job” from the start.
“The first thing I observed when I entered the murder scene was that none of the bedsheets was crumpled. He said, “There seemed to be no evidence of resistance from the victims.”
Gupta said he suspected the family had been drugged at the time. According to the postmortem report, all of the victims, except Arsh, had evidence of the sedative bio post. Police also discovered a medication package in the home, according to Gupta.
According to him, the investigation was closed when police discovered blood-stained clothing from Shabnam. “We also discovered that on the night of the killings, Shabnam and Saleem exchanged 52 phone calls,” Gupta said. According to him, Saleem “recovered the axe he had thrown away after the killings and gave it over” to me.
Gupta said, “I had a feeling from the start that this was an inside job.”
For one thing, when the townspeople initially came to Shabnam’s help, the door was locked from the inside. “How could the doors on the inside have been shut if it was someone on the outside?” he wondered.
Shabnam and Saleem were arrested and sentenced to Moradabad jail five days after the killings. According to him, Gupta was praised for his quick inquiry and was given a monetary prize of Rs 50,000.
7.Salim's Family Statement
Ahmed Rooh, on the other hand, voiced his concerns regarding the inquiry. “On the night of the event, my son was asleep in our home. He still claims he had nothing to do with anything, and I believe him. He replied, “I gave him a good upbringing.”
Ahmed thinks his son was wrongfully imprisoned. He cries as he describes the difficulties his family has experienced since his sentencing. “Abhi mein jee nahi raha, bas chal raha hoon (I am not living, I am barely surviving),” he said. He had 15 individuals working for him before the incident. And now, To support his family, he currently operates a pakoda stand.
8.Shaukat Ali's Family Statement
Fatima, Shabnam’s aunt who is married to Sattar, is still puzzled by the crime. When questioned about Shabnam, she told popnblog, “She was lovely until she made friends with girls across the road.” “Uske baad woh bigad gayi (she got lost after that).”
Fatima finds it especially difficult to understand Shabnam’s strangulation of her nephew. “She wouldn’t allow anybody else to touch him,” says Fatima. He had a stronghold on her. “It’s all strange,” she said.
Sattar Ali said, “I want to question Shabnam.” “In the name of Saleem, you murdered so many sons, wasn’t he also someone’s son?”
Several media reports in recent weeks have claimed that Shabnam and Saleem are set to be hanged at UP’s Mathura prison. However, the Amroha sessions court has yet to issue a death warrant detailing the day and hour of the hanging.
Shabnam’s lawyer, Shreya Rastogi, told Popnblog that her legal options haven’t been exhausted yet.
“These rights include the right to submit a curative petition in the Supreme Court against the judgement and the right to challenge the denial of her mercy petition before the Allahabad High Court and the Supreme Court on different grounds.
Shabnam submitted a second mercy appeal with the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and the President of the Country on February 18, 2021, after both had previously rejected her request. On the same day, Taj, Shabnam’s 12-year-old son, petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind for forgiveness for his mother.
9.The property Battle
In 2008, Sattar and Fatima moved their family into Shaukat Ali’s home. Gupta urged Sattar to move there a few days after the murder, according to Sattar, “before anybody else could take possession of the family property.”
The family, who formerly lived in a small cottage in a neighbouring village, has made themselves at home on the property’s ground floor. The first level is still vacant.
However, staying on one of the village’s largest estates has cost Sattar and Fatima. They claim they are always afraid of being evicted by locals or distant relatives.
Humari Jaan ko khatra hai (We worry for our life.) Gaon wale bolte hai ki humein fayda ho gaya hai aur woh sarkar ko bech denge. Villagers claim that we have benefited from the incident and that they would give the government our land),” Fatima added.
According to Sattar, distant relatives have gone to the residence numerous times, thrown stones at them, and attempted to rush in.
Shaukat and Sattar share the 9-acre (approximately 16-bigha) plot of land on which the home sits. The property is excellent real estate since it is located close to the major road.
Dost Mohammad, Sattar Ali’s son-in-law, believes that one bigha may be sold for at least Rs 35 to 40 lakh at current market rates. While Sattar Ali has 8 bighas, Shaukat’s portion — valued at about Rs 3 crore, including the home — is still up for grabs.
Shabnam would have received Shaukat Ali’s property in the ordinary course of things if her parents and brothers had died.
However, under Section 114 (c) of the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code 2006, a person who kills a landowner or assists in the murder of a landowner is prohibited from inheriting the deceased’s stake. Suppose a person is excluded from inheriting an interest under paragraph (c). In case, interest will “devolve as if the disqualified person had died before the death of the owner, according to section 114 (d).
Shabnam’s lawyer, Arshad Ansari, said that she cannot claim the property according to the law.
He noted that the property is still listed in Shaukat Ali’s name with the UP Revenue Board. This may be altered once Sattar Ali files a Prarthana Patra (application).
“They (Sattar) are also looking forward to Shabnam’s execution. But she hasn’t exhausted all of her legal options,” Ansari added. He went on to say that there have been many instances when women who were sentenced to death were granted life sentences.
According to Supreme Court lawyer Anas Tanvir, Shaukat Ali’s property will be claimed by “first degree of relative,” which is Sattar Ali. Tanvir, who is also a founder of the Indian Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), “There may be some distribution among distant and far relatives” (CAA).
According to Muslim family law, Taj won’t claim the property since Shabnam isn’t legally married to Salim.
10.Taj Mohammad Shabnam Son
When Shabnam was arrested, she was six weeks pregnant. Taj was born in 2009, and he was raised by her till he was six years old. Usman Saifi, who is now a journalist, adopted him after that.
Shabnam and Saifi met on a bus on their way to college, according to Saifi. He stated that she was accommodating and encouraged him to continue his studies.
“I was totally disinterested in my studies. Shabnam, on the other hand, urged that I continue with it and even paid my college fees,” Saifi said.
Saifi has since completed his BA, a course in mass communication, a BEd, and a law degree, and is currently pursuing an MA. When Saifi heard about Taj, he expressed interest in adopting him. His first encounter with Shabnam in prison, however, did not go well. “During our first encounter, I made a mistake and questioned why she had killed her family, which hurt her,” Saifi said.
Saifi, who knew Shabnam in what now seems like a different era, said he couldn’t tell for sure if she killed her family or not. He said, “I’ve been seeing her in prison for at least five years, and she’s never mentioned she misses her mother or father.”
In July 2015, Saifi became Taj’s adopted father. Taj resides in Bulandshahr, a few hours from Bawankhedi, with Saifi and his wife Vandana Singh, a primary school teacher.
“We didn’t see why a kid had to suffer in prison because of his parents,” Vandana said when asked why they decided to adopt him.
According to Saifi, several people had accused Saifi of adopting Taj only to get a part of the property. It’s a name he’d want to get rid of. He replied, “I’d want Shabnam to offer the property as daan.” “It’s for Taj’s benefit and for image correction. This isn’t going to end well.”
Taj is described by Saifi and Vandana as a “frank” kid who speaks whatever is on his mind. He told Popnblog that he wants to be a district magistrate when he grows up because he wants to “help” people.
Saifi pointed to a plate of cookies on his table when asked whether Taj missed his mother. “Here are some namkeen biscuits,” says the narrator. Would you ever look at the biscuits if I placed a breakfast buffet in front of you?”
The question was self-explanatory. Taj pays three-month visits to his mother in prison.