Jessica Lal killer forgiven by her sister; says won’t object to his bail


Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 23, 2018 12:54

Sabrina, sister of Jessica Lal, on Monday said that she has forgiven her sister’s murderer and has no objection on his release from Tihar jail.
L to R: Manu Sharma, Jessica Lal (Photo source: TimesNow)

Sabrina, sister of Jessica Lal, on Monday said that she has forgiven her sister’s murderer and has no objection on his release from Tihar jail. Siddharth Vashishtha alias Manu Sharma has been serving a life term after shooting Jessica at a party in April 1999 in New Delhi.

Sabrina said that she had received a letter from authorities at Tihar Jail saying Sharma was up for bail soon. The letter had also mentioned details about compensation, which Sabrina could claim from Sharma’s welfare fund.

As per news18, Sabrina said, “I responded to that letter saying that I was not interested in the compensation and that I was okay with him being released. I don’t want to see him face to face but I also don’t care what happens to him. What he does with his life is none of my concern.” Sabrina had also asked the authorities to donate her share of compensation to people who were in more need.

Sabrina confessed that though she didn’t track Sharma’s activities in prison, she had heard of his good conduct.

Sabrina said that it has been years of struggle for her. As per news18, she said, “I have lost half of my family. Holding on to anger is futile for me. I just don’t feel anything. I’m just numb.”

Sabrina’s mother May died in 2000 and her father Ajit died in 2006, while they were still waiting for a verdict in Jessica’s murder then.

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