First death sentence awarded to woman in Independent India

For the first time in the history of independent India, a woman, convicted for killing seven members of her family to death, will be hanged at Mathura jail. Shabnam was convicted for murdering seven members of her family in connivance with her paramour Salim.
Later, she was tried and awarded death by all the courts. The matter went to the extent that Supreme Court upheld her punishment and the President of India rejected her mercy petition.
And now she will be hanged at the single female hanging house built in Mathura jail. However, the date of execution is yet to be fixed as no death warrant has been issued so far. Meanwhile, Shabnam’s son, a minor, has filed a mercy plea with President Ram Nath Kovind.

Meanwhile, preparations are already on for Shabnam’s hanging in Mathura’s jail. Pawan Jallad of Meerut, who had executed the convicts of Nirbhaya’s gang rape and brutal murder case, has visited the hanging house in Mathura jail and suggested some modifications.
And on April 14, 2008, Shabnam of Amroha district brutally murdered seven of her family members including her father, mother, and even a 10-month old nephew. According to updates, she along with her paramour Salim first served the entire family food laced with sedatives and when everyone fell unconscious, and after that she killed them to death.