The 56-year-old ex-convict was released from prison in 2017 after serving 20 years in prison for murdering his wife and daughter. What he witnessed upon his return to his native village in Uttarakhand has shaken him beyond repair.
Having served 20 years in jail for the murder of his wife and daughter two decades ago, if Pushkar Bhatt would have been mistaken if he had hoped for any redemption. In a strange turn of events, Bhatt now wants the administration to put him back to the gallows, and it isn’t for any crime that he may have committed. Bastadi, Bhatt’s native village in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh, witnessed devastating flash floods in July 2016 and forced the entire population of the village to evacuate. This was a year before he was released from prison.