A real life "Dor" story

A real life incident that comes straight out of the Nagesh Kuknoor movie "Dor" read on...
29th Apr '08 (source The Hindu)

Keralite in Kuwait gets death sentence reduced to jail termAlappuzha (PTI):
Simil, a Keralite on death row in Kuwait escaped the gallows after his capital punishment was reduced to seven year's imprisonment as he was pardoned by the kin of his roommate Suresh from Andhra Pradesh, whom he was accused of murdering.
"Our prayers have been heard. We thank all those who worked to save our son's life. Our only grievance is that we have to wait another seven years to see our son", Simil's mother Telma said after receiving the news from a relative in Kuwait.
Simil had gone to Kuwait for work about two years back. He was charged with the murder of Suresh following an altercation. After the trial he was sentenced to death by a court in Kuwiat.
Simil's parents later approached the Indian High Commission in Kuwait which advised them to take it up with the relatives of Suresh as his punishment could be relaxed if they could obtain the pardon from the parents of the victim.
They later approached Kerala Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy, and Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, who in turn approached Suresh's parents through Congress leaders from Andhra Pradesh.
Though reluctant earlier, Suresh's parents later gave their consent based on which Simil's death sentence was commuted to seven year's imprisonment.
The victim's family has been given a good will amount, mobilised through donations locally as well as from the Gulf.

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