Jessica Lal : Convict Manu Sharma gets parole
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted 15 days' parole to Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma, who is serving life imprisonment for shooting the young model cum bartender, in order to let him sit for his post-graduation examinations in human rights and to submit his thesis on the subject.
A politician's son, Manu Sharma is serving life imprisonment for the murder of Jessica at a socialite's party in 1999 when he shot the upcoming model for refusing him a drink after the bar was closed.
Jessica was a bartender in the party of Bina Ramani when the incident occurred, triggering a long legal crusade for the family of the victim who finally got justice after a media uproar and a civil society movement.
Sharma is the son of the Congress leader Venod Sharma.
(Posted on 17-06-2014)