66-year- old man gets life term for mur­der­ing wife

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Press Trust of In­dia let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: A 66-year-old re­tired bank em­ployee from Vashi in Navi Mum­bai was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment by district court here for killing his wife.

Thane ad­di­tional ses­sions judge VV Bam­barde on Thurs­day sen­tenced Jag­mo­han Thakur who had killed his 62- year- old wife with a ham­mer in 2013 af­ter she re­fused to re­turn to his na­tive place in Hi­machal Pradesh.

The judge ref­er­eed to the cir­cum­stan­tial ev­i­dence and the de­po­si­tion of wit­nesses which cor­rob­o­rated the in­ci­dent and held the ac­cused, a for mer em­ployee of PNB, guilty of the charges un­der sec­tion 302 (mur­der) of the IPC.

The judge held that the pros­e­cu­tion has proved the case be­yond rea­son­able doubt.

The pros­e­cu­tion ex­am­ined as many as 11 wit­nesses, in­clud­ing the son of the ac­cused.

In his sub­mis­sion be­fore the court, ad­di­tional pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor San­jay Londhe said the cou­ple -- Jag­mo­han and his wife Asha -- a re­tired school teacher lived with their son and daugh­ter-in-law in Vashi.

It was on Oc­to­ber 7, 2013, around 7.30am, the do­mes­tic help no­ticed that the room of Asha and Jag­mo­han was bolted from out­side. When she told son Tushar and his wife Kirti about it, they opened the door to see Asha ly­ing in a pool of blood. She was rushed to a hos­pi­tal but she was de­clared brought dead.

Af­ter mur­der­ing her, the ac­cused had changed his clothes and bolted the door from out­side and left. The po­lice re­cov­ered the ham­mer and his blood-stained clothes from the scene of the of­fence.

It was also sub­mit­ted that the ac­cused was un­der tremen­dous strain as the bank he worked with had ini­ti­ated a de­part­men­tal in­quiry against him.

He wanted to com­mit sui­cide around six months ago by jump­ing in front of a train. His fam­ily found the sui­cide note and man­aged to stop him.

EX-BANK EM­PLOYEE KILLED HIS WIFE WITH A HAM­MER IN 2013 WHEN SHE RE­FUSED TO RE­TURN TO HIS NA­TIVE PLACE IN HI­MACHAL PRADESH

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