The testimony of the girl had been challenged by the defence on the ground that she was a child. At the time of giving evidence in the court, she was 10 years old, while her age was around nine when her mother was murdered in 2011.
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Bhimsha Chendke had killed his son Shivputra with an axe on May 16, 2011 for ‘not providing maintenance’.
The court has also imposed Rs 50,000 fine on each of the convicts.
The additional district sessions court in Kozhikode had found them guilty of murdering a youth on charges of being in a relationship with a woman.
The court also fined him of Rs 1 lakh and directed that the amount be paid to the kin of the victim.
The accused was an 18-year-old cow herd when he committed the crime.
Sumit was kidnapped on February 7, 2008 from Naya Gano area in Shamli district.
After being gangraped, the victim was stripped and abandoned late in the night
The court advised that parents should act “in a sensible and mature manner with due patience to resolve issues arising from relationships of their children
The judge also rejected a plea by the two convicts for leniency on the ground that they had young children at home.
Abhay claimed that Jyoti had confessed to giving Vijay the sleeping pills and strangulating him at night.
The two convicts have been identified as Suresh Patel and Dahyabhai Patel.
The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.