Aditya Ranka kid­nap-mur­der case: Con­vict gets life term

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

A Mum­bai court on Thurs­day sen­tenced a man to life im­pris­on­ment for kid­nap­ping and mur­der­ing a 13year-old boy four years ago.

Prin­ci­pal ses­sions judge S Agar­wal also im­posed a fine of Rs 9 lakh on Vi­jesh Sanghvi, who was con­victed on Oc­to­ber 9 for ab­duct­ing and killing Aditya Ranka, a south Mum­bai res­i­dent, on May 13, 2013.

“The court im­posed life im­pris­on­ment on two counts, mur­der and kid­nap­ping for ran­som, while it sen­tenced him to seven years’ jail term each for ex­tor­tion and de­struc­tion of ev­i­dence,” said spe­cial pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Kal­pana Cha­van. The court made it clear that Sanghvi will first serve the two seven-year sen­tences si­mul­ta­ne­ously, and then the life im­pris­on­ment will be­gin, Cha­van said. The court also di­rected that the fine amount should be paid to the vic­tim’s mother. The pros­e­cu­tion had de­manded death sen­tence for Sanghvi, say­ing that it was a grue­some of­fence.

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