The husband of an Indian-origin woman who was shot dead by her ex-boyfriend is seeking compensation for the wrongful death.
Shaheen Bhat, the wife of Akshay Bhat has filed a case in the Supreme Court, seeking compensation from the ex-spouse for the injury she suffered during the murder case, a lawyer told The Times Of India.
Shaan Bhat’s claim for compensation against her ex is in the nature of an emotional distress claim, the lawyer added.
The court is yet to hear the plea.
The case has been in the judicial domain for the last six months.
The woman, a domestic violence lawyer, was killed on September 23, 2016, when her ex, Akshary Bhat stabbed her to death.
Bhat was convicted and sentenced to life in jail in August.
The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the Supreme court in August 2017.
The Bhat family has filed an application before the Supreme Council of the Judiciary and the State Human Rights Commission, seeking an order to remove Akshaya Bhat from custody.
The Akshai’s son, Suresh, told The Hindu that the case was pending before the high court.
He added that the Bhats had filed a defamation case against the deceased husband, which is still pending before it.
Shahid Bhat is a senior advocate who represented Akshaye Bhat during the court cases.
He was also the lawyer who represented Shabnam Bhat in the murder trial.
In a statement, Shahid Bhatt said that he had submitted his complaint against Akshya Bhat with the High Court.
“Shahad was the lawyer for Shabnam Bhat.
In my view, he should be prosecuted for murder, the family said in a statement.