20 Feburary
Shabnam was two months pregnant when she committed the 'rarest of rare' crime by first giving her victims sedatives. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • Shabnam Ali was a teacher in a UP village, before she killed her family members
  • Shabnam’s mercy petition has been rejected by the SC and UP Governor and President Ram Nath Kovind, the last resort
  • There is an instance of three women from Maharashtra who have survived the noose even after being sentenced to death and their mercy pleas being rejected

19 Feburary.Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shabnam-Saleem duo chose to indulge in the slaughter game in April 2008 that left not Shabnam’s mother Hashmi, father Shaukat, brothers Anees and Rashid, sister Anjum, cousin Rabia and her 7-year old nephew Arsh dead. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Shabnam's mercy petition was rejected by then-President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015, now she has moved another mercy appeal to President Kovind
  • People in Bawankheri have neither forgotten nor forgiven Shabnam and her boyfriend Saleem
  • It was on the fateful night of 14/15 April 2008 that the Shabnam-Saleem duo chose to indulge in the slaughter game, killing Shabnam's family