Asvatthama had mercilessly killed the five sleeping sons of Draupadi in the middle of the night. Krishna, Arjuna and Bhima went and captured Asvatthama and brought him to Draupadi for her to take the final decision. Draupadi,sense of compassion when Asvatthama sat with his head down. , Draupadi could feel the pain Drona’s wife could feel at the loss of her son. She said to Arjuna, “Release him, Arjuna, for he is the son of your martial teacher.