Two get life sentence for killing labourer Double murder: Accused planned crime in June
A court here on Thursday sentenced two people to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of a 35-year-old labourer last year.
Additional sessions Judge Mridula V Bhatia sentenced Vicky Thakur, 22, and Gopal Giri, 37, both residents of Bhiwandi, to life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs5,000.
They were asked to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to the wife of the deceased.
Additional public prosecutor Buleshwar Hinge told the court that on May 13 last year policemen found a body in a pool of blood along a road in Bhiwandi’s Goregaon area. A 15-kg stone was found near the body with blood stains all over it, prosecutor said.
According to the prosecution, Shravan Gupta, 35, and both the two accused had gone to the site for booze where a quarrel broke out between them and the accused stoned Gupta to death.
The entire case was based on circumstantial evidence and the prosecution examined 15 witnesses.
The court relied on the evidence presented before it and held that the prosecution successfully proved the case beyond any reasonable doubt and convicted the duo.
The 56-year-old woman, who killed her daughter-in-law and the woman’s mother on Monday, had planned murder in June. She postponed her plan as it was the holy month of Ramzan.
“In June, Rashida’s favourite son Makdoom, 29, called her up to tell her he had a baby boy. Later, Makdoom took her to hospital to see his son. She used to come to their home and talk to his wife and wife’s mother,” said a police officer from Mumbra police station.
Salma Wasani, 24, and her mother Shamim Sheikh, 54, residents of Kurla, were killed by Rashida Akbarali Wasani as she was neglected by her son.
Rashida laced their food with sedatives and after they fell unconscious, she slit their throats. She surrendered herself at Mumbra police station and confessed her crime.
She told the police that she did not like her son getting closer to his in-laws. Rashida was allegedly slapped by her son because of her in laws in front of all.
It was found that they had an argument over not keeping in touch and also not paying attention to her. She alleged that his son’s wife and mother-inlaw have done some black magic because of which he started keeping a distance from her.
Senior police inspector from Mumbra police station, Ravindra Tayade, said, “The accused is in police custody. She used to work as bar girl and she has worked in more than four bars in Mumbai. After her husband left her, she started staying in Mumbra five to six years ago.”
Her elder son and daughter got married and shifted to other place. Makdoom too got married and started living with his wife.
Rashida was booked under section 302 (punishment for murder) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code.