A farmer has been sentenced for life by a court in Maharashtra for raping and killing a 17-year-old girl in 2014.
District Judge H M Patwardhan on Monday pronounced Shankar Bhogade guilty under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 5,500 on him.
Additional Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the farmer from Thane’s Jawhar taluk was already married but was involved in a relationship with the girl.
He raped her on several occasions following which she became pregnant.The accused then asked the victim to consume a pill to terminate the pregnancy.
The girl however, wanted the accused to allow her to live with his wife and continue her education, but he opposed it.
On July 20, 2014, the accused offered the girl a poison-laced drink while telling her that he had mixed an abortion pill in it.
After consuming the drink, the girl fell drowsy. The accused then strangulated her to death and hung the body from a window rod to make it appear as a case of suicide, the prosecution told the court.
The accused also forged a suicide note in her notebook, blaming a third person for her ordeal and stating that she was ending her life by consuming poison.
A handwriting expert proved in court that the suicide note was forged and the accused wrote it to hide the crime.
The judge held that the prosecution proved all charges beyond reasonable doubt against the accused who “needs to be punished”.
A court in this Chhattisgarh district has sentenced a 29-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his wife and two children in 2015.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (Katghora) Thomas Ekka yesterday pronounced Gayaram Kaushik guilty under IPC section 302 (murder) while sentencing him to life imprisonment, public prosecutor Shekhar Ram said today.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on him.
Kaushik, a native of Dhritara village, had killed his wife Ambika Kaushik (then aged 23) and two sons – Yuvraj (5) and Lucky (2) – on October 15, 2015.
Police had recovered the three bodies buried deep under a heap of cow dung in a field behind their home, the prosecutor said.
The police said during interrogation, the accused admitted that he had killed his wife after she refused to have sexual intercourse with him that day.
Later, in a fit of rage, he had also beaten up his two sons to death with an iron rod, the prosecutor said.
A court in neighbouring Palghar district has awarded life imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for killing a housewife after robbing her of her valuables in 2013.
Additional Sessions Judge M P Divate of the Vasai court yesterday awarded the punishment to Devendra Ramchandar Mishra, a plumber, after pronouncing him guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder), 396 (dacoity with murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).
The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
Prosecutor Ujwala Moholkar told the court that the victim, Anjana Rajiv Shinde (35), and her husband had bought a flat at Nariya Nagar in Nala Sopara area of Palghar district.
The flat required some plumbing work for which the accused was called.
On January 23, 2013, Mishra, on the pretext of carrying out the plumbing work, entered into the bathroom of the apartment. He then dragged the victim into the bathroom and attacked her with a hard and blunt object, killing her on the spot.
The accused later dragged the body into the flat’s living room and fled after taking away the woman’s mobile phone and jewellery.
The case rested on circumstantial evidence and the prosecution argued that the motive behind the murder was robbery.
The blood stains on the clothes of the accused matched with that of the victim and the stolen items were also recovered from the him, according to the prosecution.
A man has been awarded life imprisonment by a local court for killing his brother-in-law three years ago.
“Special judge B K Singh awarded life imprisonment to Neeraj and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, after finding him guilty of murdering his sister’s husband on circumstantial and last seen evidence, on Tuesday,” Senior Prosecution Officer Gautam Buddha Nagar, Daya Shankar Ram Tripathi said today.
According to prosecution, Neeraj’s sister had gone missing and he suspected the involvement of her husband.
“About a month before the murder, the accused was living with his brother-in-law at Rabupura and was looking for an opportunity to kill him. On March 23, 2014, he took him to fields and killed him,” Tripathi said.
Total eight witnesses, all indirect including investigation officer Shailendra Pratap, were produced before the court, who said that they had not seen Neeraj killing his brother-n-law but had seen the accused taking victim to fields, he said.
“Rabupura Police had arrested Neeraj the same day and recovered the weapon of crime. The victim’s body had injury marks on the neck and also post-mortem report confirmed death due to neck injury,” said the SPO.
On March 26, 2014 Devi Singh, a resident of village Faleda, had lodged an FIR at Rabupura Police Station saying last night his cousin Harpal’s son Pravin and his brother-in- law Neeraj had an altercation.
Thereafter, Neeraj had taken Harpal with him to the field and killed him with sharp-edged weapon.
A fast track court has awarded life imprisonment to a man for killing his pregnant wife for dowry in Madhorampur village in Chauri area here.
Fast Track Court Judge Chandroday Kumar awarded life imprisonment to Sheetla Prasad yesterday and also imposed a fine of Rs 1.15 lakh on him after he was convicted of murdering his wife Munni Devi on September 20, 2014.
An FIR was lodged in this connection by the victim’s brother Surendra Kumar alleging that his sister was killed for dowry.
A man and his mother have been sentenced for life by a local court here for killing his wife in Kanesara village in 2010.
Additional District Judge S P Mishra yesterday awarded life imprisonment to one Jagpal Singh and his mother Sheela Devi, and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on both.
The two had murdered the victim Sarita on December 13, 2010, and set fire to her body.
A court here has sentenced a youth to life imprisonment for murdering his mother in a bid to obtain her property.
The Gurgaon court has also given life imprisonment to his cousin brother for being an accomplice in the crime and destroying evidences.
The incident came to light on December 13, 2014 when an unidentified human skeleton was found by some local villagers in Aravalli mountain range under Raisina area.
According to police PRO Hawa Singh, after the body was recovered by villagers, rumours spread in village that leopard may have killed that person.
The police had recovered the body and sent the body for post mortem examination which showed that the body was that of a woman who died due to strangulation.
An FIR of murder was registered against unnamed person in Bhondsi police station.
“During investigation, the police came to know that a woman went missing from a neighboring Raisina village,” added Singh.
Police suspected her son as he changed his statements and during his sustained interrogation, the woman’s son Satish Kumar Singh broke down and narrated the entire sequence of events and confessed that he, along with his cousin Chattar Singh, murdered his mother, to get money and property,” said, Hawa Singh.
Satish was in the habit of drinking liquor and was unemployed. He sometimes stole money of Murti Devi.
“Satish and Chattar strangulated Murti Devi while she was on way from her work place (Pathways world school Aravalli) to home in Raisina village on the evening on December 8, 2014,” Hawa Singh said.