Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The execution of Maganlal Barela, who was due to be hanged Thursday morning, has been stayed by the Supreme Court till further orders.
Barela was awarded death sentence for beheading his five daughters following a heated argument with his two wives.
The stay on the execution was first given by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam from his residence at around 11.30 pm yesterday, and later extended till further orders by an SC bench this morning.
President Pranab Mukherjee had last month rejected Barela’s clemency plea.
Barela had murdered his five daughters, aged 1 to 6, with an axe in Kaneria village of Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore district on June 11, 2010. He had attempted to commit suicide after the murders but was unsuccessful.