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Slain legislator's son-in-law jumps parole

Press Trust of India  |  Yamunanagar 

Former Relu Ram Punia's son-in-who was serving life sentence in prison for killing the and seven others has jumped parole, police said.

Bilaspur SHO Gurmail Singh said that was on a two week from and was to report back on May 31. had given his address as village Changnouli in Bilaspur area of Yamunanagar, he said.

However, neither reached at the address mentioned by him in his nor returned back to Kurukshetra jail, the SHO said.

We have registered a case under the Prisoners Act against Sanjeev Kumar, he said.

Relu Ram Punia's daughter, Sonia, and her husband, Sanjeev Kumar, were sentenced to death for killing the former and seven other members of his family in 2001.

Their death sentence was later commuted to life.

and her husband had clubbed Relu (50), his wife, (41), daughter, (14), son, (23), daughter-in-law, (20), grandson, (4), and his two granddaughters, Shivani (2) and two-month-old Preeti, to death at their farmhouse at Litani village in Hisar on the night of August 23, 2001, while they were asleep.

The case had sent shock-waves throughout the country.

Punia had been elected to the in 1996 from Barwala constituency in district.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:20 IST