A Delhi resident convicted in an attempt to murder case has sought euthanasia for himself and his family. He has claimed that he was mistakenly charged because his name is similar to that of the actual culprit.
Karnail Singh Yadav, who is a government employee and a resident of Pitampura has written to a Delhi court, stating that he has three children, wife and widowed mother to look after, who are finding it difficult to make ends meet because he is the sole bread earner of the family.
“It has become really difficult for my family to cover all their expenses with the mere amount of Rs 6000, which my mother gets as pension. I have three children – two sons and a daughter – and my wife is a homemaker,” he said in the letter to the court.
Yadav was convicted by a Delhi court for seven years in a case of attempt to murder by an acquaintance on August 19, last year.
The incident had occurred in November 2012. The court observed that while the accused had stated that he had been falsely implicated in the case and he was not present on spot, he could not prove the same.
In the conviction judgement, Karnail claimed that the case was against one named Bhardwaj, whose last name is also Yadav.
Once PSO to the late Piyush Tirkey, then MP, Karnail had told court that he was present at home from 10 am to 9.30 pm. The incident had occurred before that. Tirkey’s son, who was produced in the court as the witness confirmed the same.
After receiving the letter from Yadav, he was summoned before Additional District Judge, Kamini Lau, who heard his plight and observed that the letter was written in the state of isolation and depression.
The court directed the Superintendent of Jail to ensure that necessary psychiatric and medical assistance is provided to him and to help him cope with his emotional and psychological distress.
Speaking to Mail Today, Nitish Kumar, Yadav’s eldest son said that his family is going through a rough patch.
“It is extremely difficult for my mother to manage expenses of the family, which includes our school fees. We also send a portion of that meagre sum to Central Jail for my father,” he said.