Sharjah, Apr 25: The possibility of freedom for two Indians, who are facing death for killing a watchman in Sharjah, has increased after the victim’s family agreed to issue a pardon letter, a lawyer on the case has informed.
V Anuradha, a Dubai-based advocate from the Dr Ibrahim Al Mulla legal firm, met the victim’s family in India and said they had agreed to issue a pardon letter, which may pave the way for the guilty men’s release. “It is a positive development. The workers have been in jail for nearly two years and were facing a death sentence on charges of theft and murder,” she said.
She also said that four other workers, who were sentenced to three years imprisonment on charges of theft, are also likely to be released after the final hearing on June 15.
The victim, S Kanakaih, came from a poor family and was the lone breadwinner. He was found murdered on July 14, 2006, in Sharjah at the worksite he covered. He had been tied up and suffocated after a cloth was placed in his mouth to prevent him shouting out. “We are also working to see that the victim’s family is compensated as they don’t have anyone to take care of them. We have appealed to people to donate money to compensate them,” Anuradha said.