Time to let go: Jessica Lall's sister Sabrina says okay if Manu Sharma released - India News
2 days ago, Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 12:29:52
Nineteen years after her sister Jessica Lall was shot dead, Sabrina Lall said that she has no objection to Manu Sharma being released. Sabrina wrote a letter to the welfare office of Delhi's Tihar Jail, where Sharma is behind bars serving time for murdering Jessica Lall. "I would like to state I have no objection to his release, owing to the fact that he has spent 15 years in jail," Sabrina Lall said in the letter. "I am told that in this period he has been doing good work for charity and helping inmates in jail which I feel is a reflection of reform," she added. Speaking to the media, Sabrina Lall said, "I am a Christian I believe in forgiveness. My mom would have forgiven him in 1999 if Manu would have asked for forgiveness himself." Sabrina Lall has also refused any financial assistance from the victim's welfare fund. Sabrina said that the money from the welfare fund should be given to someone "more in need". "The letter from Tihar mentioned Manu Sharma applying for bail and victim welfare fund. I refused any fund. I have lost my sister and my parents. There comes a time when you need to let go," she said. Manu Sharma is the son of former Congress leader Venod Sharma. Manu Sharma alias Siddharth Vashishta was found guilty of the murder of Jessica Lall in April 1999. Jessica was shot by Manu Sharma when she refused to serve him a drink past midnight. He was convicted in December 2006. Manu Sharma has spent over 15 years in jail.