Nimisha Priya is an Indian-origin woman who lived in Yemen to pursue her career. In 2018, she was sentenced to death by Yemen’s High Court in a murder case.
Her family is trying every possible way to save her, and they appeal to the Yemen Supreme Court, but they reject the appeal of the nurse. The Delhi High Court was informed that the final decision now lies in the hands of Yemen’s President.
Who is Nimisha Priya?
Nimisha Priya is a Malayali woman who belongs to Kollengode in Palakkad District. Presently, she is 33 years old, and she resides in Yemen with her family. She is married to Tony Thomas and together they have an eight-year-old daughter.
Priya did a nursing training program, moved to Yemen, and worked in various private hospitals in Yemen for a few years as a professional nurse. In 2014, her husband and her daughter returned to India due to the financial crisis.
Nimisha Priya’s Death Sentence Reason
Nimisha Priya was sentenced to death in 2018. She was accused of the murder of a Yemeni citizen named Talal Abdo Mahdi. In 2014, she met Talal Abdo Mahdi, and he promised to help her start her own clinic.
As per Yemeni law, to open a business in Yemen, a local citizen can only open a business, and a partnership is required with a local citizen to start any business by a non-citizen. However, their partnership soon came to an end.
Later, Mandi started threatening Priya and wanted to marry her, and he even took away her passport so that she couldn’t leave Yemen. She even filed a complaint against him, and he was arrested in 2016. However, he was released, and he continued threatening her.
In 2017, Priya decided to retrieve her passport from him, and she injected him with sedatives, but he overdosed on the drugs, and due to that, he died. She cut him into pieces and threw them into the water tank, and his colleague, Hanan, helped her with that.
A few days later, Priya was arrested for murder. She was sentenced to death, and Hanan was sentenced to life imprisonment for helping her. Recently, she pleaded with the Supreme Court of Yemen, but they rejected her plea against the death sentence.
Nimisha Priya’s Family
The specifics of Nimisha Priya’s family are unknown. To set her daughter free, nevertheless, her mother is working very hard. She was granted permission by the High Court to visit Yemen earlier this year. Nonetheless, Yemen has outlawed citizens of India.
She hopes to secure her daughter’s release by negotiating blood money with the victim’s relatives. Blood money is the sum of money that the perpetrator or his family pays to the victim’s family.
Nimisha Priya FAQs
A. Nimisha Priya is 33 years old.
A. Tony Thomas is the name of Nimisha Priya’s husband.
A. Yes, Nimisha Priya has a daughter.
A. Nimisha Priya was sentenced to death in 2018 as she was accused of murdering a Yemeni citizen named Talal Abdo Mahdi.