A prisoner serving life sentence in Nashik Road Central Jail has been awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the murder of an inmate.
District and Sessions Judge Anil Khadase yesterday awarded 10-year RI to Manoj Kumar Yadav, who is presently serving life imprisonment in a murder case, after convicting him of killing a jail inmate.
The sentence will run con-currently.
According to government prosecutor Sunita Salve, Yadav and the victim, Raju Devasi Revaskar, stayed in the same jail barrack.
On July 17, 2012, Yadav in a fit of rage hit Revaskar on his head with a wooden-plank after the latter provoked him over some issue.
Revaskar was wounded and sent to Mumbai’s J J Hospital for treatment where he succumbed his injuries on July 21, 2012.
The jail authorities lodged a complaint with Nashik Road police, which registered an offence against Yadav under IPC section 303 (punishment for murder by life-convict) and filed a case in court.
The district and sessions court examined 10 witnesses, but most of them turned hostile.
However, considering the circumstantial evidence and a witness from the jail staff, the court awarded punishment to Yadav.
According to a senior jail official, Yadav has been in Nashik Road Central Prison since April 2009 after being brought there from Thane with regard to a murder case in Mumbai.
( Source – PTI )