WOMAN, DAUGHTER LET OFF IN MURDER CASE
THANE: A 41-year-old woman and her daughter, tried on charges of murdering their servant and destroying evidence, were acquitted by a local court which gave them the “benefit of doubt”.
Minal Kirit Zaveri ran an eatery at Bhayander. Her 18-year-old daughter Apeksha was in love with their servant Mangaram Nemaran Devasi, who stayed with them and earned Rs7,000-Rs8,000 a month. The woman wanted her daughter to get married to him.
However, the servant’s marriage had been fixed and he was to quit this job and proceed to home. The prosecution alleged that on May 11, 2010, the two strangulated Devasi to death. There are no eye witnesses to the incident. There was no motive behind the commission of crime, the judge noted while acquitting the two.